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Rapunzel - Photo by Philip Groshberg
 
June 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
two piano works, Running Snakes for four-hand, and Rondeau pour Matthieu on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert at South Huntington Library
 
May 24, 2017
Troubles for alto sax and piano (premiere) on a New York Composers Circle concert at Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center, 54th and Lexington
 
May 5, 2017
Lamentation for cello and piano by Ensemble Pi at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
 
March 14, 2017
Troubles for alto sax and piano with Anthony Rizzo, alto sax and Cristopher Oldfather, piano, on a New York Composers Circle concert at Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center, NY (world premiere)
 
March 30, 2016
Sonata for Solo Violin performed by Anna Tsuveranic on a LICA concert, Great Neck House, Great Neck, NY
 
December 1, 2015
World premiere of String Quartet no. 5 at Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center
 
May 30, 2015
Five Fainlight Songs, with Sara Parr, soprano and Andrea Lodge, piano. At the South Huntington Library (a LICA Concert).
 
April 21, 2015
Into the Twilight premiered at Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center on an NYCC concert with Margaret Lancaster, flute, Esther Noh, violin, Hannah Levinson, viola, Nanci Belmont, bassoon and Stephen Gosling, piano.
 
September 22, 2014
L'apres-midi d'un Schoenberg performed by the above at the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY.
 
September 17, 2014
L'apres-midi d'un Schoenberg premiered at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX by the UNT Pierrot Chamber Players, Arturo Ortega, conductor.
 
February 18, 2014
What Goes Around...for flute and oboe premiered on a New York Composers Circle concert at Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center, by Margaret Lancaster, flute and Greg Weissman, oboe.
 
November 10, 2013
Piano Sonata no. 2 premiered by Cesar Vuksic at LeFrak Recital Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY.
 
August 16, 2013
Sweet Betsy performed by the Boston New Music Initiative (Dierdre Viau, flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Harnick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano; Nathan Lofton, conductor) during the Parma Music Festival/SCI Region I Conference in Portsmouth, NH.
 
March 15, 2013, 8 pm
World premiere of Sweet Betsy; a Fantasy on an American Folk Song for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, LeFrak Recital Hall, Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY.
 
February 19, 2013
Lamentation for cello and piano at Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center; a New York Composers Circle Concert.
 
Feb 19, 2013, 8 pm
World premiere of Lamentation for cello and piano, New York Composers Circle concert, Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center.
 
Feb 19, 2013, 7:30 pm
Circular Motions performed by Lunatics at Large, ACA Concert during the Hear and Now! Festival, Thalia, Symphony Space.
 
Feb 18, 2013, 3:00 pm
Same location as above--performance of Circular Motions for flute, clarinet and piano.
 
Feb 13, 2013, 3:00 pm
Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, Ohio State University--presentation on the music of Georg Schoenberg.
 
November 9, 2012
Canceled due to hurricane Sandy.
Rescheduled date: To be announced
Possibly late February or March
Sweet Betsy for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano at Queens College, LeFrak Center.
 
November 17, 2012
Sonata for Solo Guitar will be premiered by William Zito, at Rock Hall, Lawrence, NY.
 
September 20, 2012
String Quartet no. 3 by the PUBLIQuartet at BargeMusic in Brooklyn.
 
June 2, 2012
Four Miniatures for viola and guitar, Symphony Space, Thalia Theatre on a New York Composers Circle concert.
 
April 19, 2012, 12:15 pm
Circular Motions for flute, clarinet and piano at LeFrak Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert.
 
April 1, 2012
American Elegy performed during the SCI Region III Conference at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA by the same personnel as February 29.
 
February 29, 2012
American Elegy performed by the University Orchestra, Kristen Pellegrino, conductor, at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA.
 
December 3, 2011
Mein Lebenslauf by Georg Schoenberg, arranged by Brooks performed at the University of North Texas, Voertman Hall, with Christian Bester, baritone, SATB chamber choir, instrumental ensemble, conducted by Arturo Ortega.
 
June 13, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty for soprano and piano, a setting of the Shelley poem by the same title in a cycle of seven songs will be performed at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space, during the Annual Festival of the American Composers Alliance.
 
March 19, 2011, 8 p.m.
Lux aeterna for Tenor, SATB Chorus and organ by the Gregg Smith Singers. Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center (world premiere).
 
November 16, 2010, 7 p.m.
Bachatelles for marimba, at Tank, 345 West 45th St in Manhattan.
 
October 19, 2010, 8 p.m.
Impressions, two songs on poems of Oscar Wilde, for soprano and piano at St. Peter's Church, Citicorp Center, on a New York Composers Circle concert. Patricia Sonego, soprano.
 
June 19, 2010, 4 p.m.
String Quartet no. 4 premiered by the Zukofsky Quartet (Aaron Boyd and Cyrus Beroukhim, violins, David Fulmer, viola, and Alberto Parrini, cello) at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space (NYC) during the Annual ACA Festival.
 
May 25, 2010
Five Fainlight Songs will be on a New York Composers Circle concert at St. Peter's Church, Citicorp building.
 
April 1, 2010
Circular Motions performed by the Namaste Ensemble "No Borders Quartet" at Colorado College, Boulder, CO.
 
March 30, 2010
Circular Motions performed by the Namaste Ensemble "No Borders Quartet" at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space, NY at a New York Composers Circle concert.
 
March 26, 2010
Circular Motions performed by the Namaste Ensemble "No Borders Quartet" at the University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.
 
March 16, 2010
Circular Motions performed by the Namaste Ensemble "No Borders Quartet" at Sala Circulo unione, Rome, Italy.
 
March 5, 2010
Sonata for Solo Guitar premiered by William Zito at Adelphi University in Garden City.
 
December 17, 2009
Impressions, two settings of Oscar Wilde premiered by Charles Coleman, baritone and Carmela Sinco, pianist at the Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School (NYC) sponsored by Golden Fleece, Ltd.
 
November 24, 2009
Circular Motions performed by NAMASTE Ensemble during the International Festival of Contemporary Music, sponsored by GERMI (Gruppo Europeo Ricerca Musicale Indipendente), Rome Italy.
 
November 8, 2009
Circular Motions performed by the NAMASTE Ensemble ("No Borders Quartet") at the Teatro Comunale Tullio Serafin, Rome, Italy with Andrea Biagini, flute, Guido Arbonelli, clarinet, and Alessandro Roselletti, piano.
 
October 10, 2009
Five Caprices for Piano will be premiered during the Society of Composers, Inc. Region V Conference at Clark College in Dubuque, IA.
 
June 21, 2009
Two Whitman Choruses performed in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn by the American Opera Project and the Walt Whitman Project.
 
June 19, 2009
World premiere of Sonata for Solo Violin at the American Composers Alliance Annual Festival.
 
April 20, 2009, 8:00p.m.
Sonatina for solo piano on a North/South Consonance concert at Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York City.
 
April 5, 2009, 3:00p.m.
Sonatina for solo piano on a New York Composers Circle concert at St. Peter's Church in the East Village.
 
March 28, 2009
Five Fainlight Songs at Denison University's Tutti Festival of New Music in Granville, Ohio.
 
March 26, 2009
Lyric Piece for solo cello was premiered by E, Zoe Hassman, for whom it was composed, at Nassau Community Colege on March 26, 2009.
 
February 28, 2009
My Soul's Satisfaction in Oklahoma City.
 
October 31, 2008, 2:00p.m.
Trilogy for percussion trio during the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VIII Conference at California State University at St. Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
 
June 12-15, 2008
Six performances of Robert and Hal staged by the Golden Fleece, Ltd. At the Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 Eleventh Avenue, New York, NY. Cast: Matthew Hagen (Robert), Juan Jose Ibarra alternating with John Nelson (Hal), Heather Green alternating with Elizabeth Cherry (Susan) Elena Mindlina alternating with Wendy Brown (Elizabeth), Charles Coleman (Father), Adam Samtur (Andre,Christopher), Calvin Thompson (Jacques, James), Michael K. Lane (Thomas), Lou Rodgers (Stage Direction), Thomas Carlo Bo (Musical Director).
 
June 6, 2008
String Quartet no. 3 performed by the iO String Quartet (Christina McGann & Erik Carlson, violins, Elizabeth Weisser, viola, Christopher Gross, cello) at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre during the Ninth Annual American Composers Alliance Festival.
 
May 20, 2008
My Soul’s Satisfaction performed by the Nassau Community College Chorus, R. Daniel Hughes, Director, at the Nassau Community College 48th Annual Commencement held at the Nassau Coliseum.
 
April 17, 2008
My Soul’s Satisfaction performed at LeFrak Hall, Queens College by the Nassau Community College Vocal Ensemble conducted by R. Daniel Hughes.
 
April 16, 2008
Preludes to Milton’s “Paradise Lost” performed by organist Jay Whately at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX during the Society of Compoers, Inc. Region Six Conference.
 
April 9, 2008
I. LOVE. YOU. premiered at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52 Street, NYC by the Lark Ascending featuring Timothy Hill (Joe), George McGrath (Scott), Shanti Raval, clarinet, and Charlotte Vierveyzer, oboe; Coeur de Lion, mon Coeur premiered on the same evening featuring George McGrath, Shanti Raval and Charlotte Vierveyzer.
 
March 21, 2008
Four Miniatures performed at the Ball State University 38th Annual Festival of New Music by Philip Tietze, viola, and Paul Reilly, guitar.
 
February 23, 2008
Thalia, Symphony Space (NYC): world premiere of String Quartet no. 3 on a New York Composers Circle concert.
 
February 20, 2008
String Quartet no. 3 will be performed at Georgia State University, Atlanta, during the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference (this will be the world premiere; the Feb 23 performance will now be the NY premiere).
 
December 13, 2007
8 pm, Greenwich House Music School, 37 Barrow St, NYC: world premiere of Five Fainlight Songs for high voice and piano.
 
December 11, 2007
8 pm, Music Center, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY: American Elegy for string orchestra performed by the Nassau College-Community Orchestra, Harry Marenstein, conductor.
 
November 15, 2007
8 pm, Lefrak Recital Hall, Queens College: Mys Soul's Satisfaction for SATB and piano as part of a joint Long Island Composers Alliance and Society of Composers, Inc. Region II Festival.
 
October 26, 2007
8 pm, repeat of October 19 at St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, NYC.
 
October 19, 2007
8 pm: world premiere of "Running Snakes" for piano four-hand (Peter Vinograde & Nataliya Medvedovskaya, pianists), Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street, NY, NY.
 
November 10, 2006
Premiere of My Soul's Satisfaction for SATB and piano. Society of Composers, Inc. Region II Conference, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.
 
July 10, 2006
Reading of My Soul's Satisfaction for SATB and piano. Gregg Smith's Adirondack Festival of American Music, Saranac Lake, NY.
 
May 12 , 2006
Premiere of a Trumpet Concerto commissioned by the Kent Philharmonia Orchestra, Grand Rapids, MI. Commissioned in honor of Lynn Asper, long-time conductor of the orchestra, who will be the featured soloist in the premiere.
 
February 16, 2006
Circular Motions for flute, performed at Nassau Community College by Esther Lamneck, clarinet, Keith Underhill, flute, and Martha Locker, piano.
 
February 10, 2006
Premiere of Trilogy for percussion trio, performed by ATTACCA Percussion Ensemble (Adam Green, Scott Pollard, and Mark Dinitz) at Rice University, Houston, TX during the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VI Conference.
 
November 16, 2005
Circular Motions for flute, clarinet and piano, performed by Esther Lamneck and friends. Rowan College, Glassboro, NJ. (also October 10th)
 
October 22, 2005
Wordsworth in Our Time, a Lark Ascending event, featuring Four Miniatures for Viola and Guitar, performed by Louise Schulman, viola and William Zito, guitar. German Evagelical Lutheran Church of Saint Paul, 315 West 22nd St., NYC.
 
October 20, 2005
Wordsworth in Our Time, a Lark Ascending event, featuring Four Miniatures for Viola and Guitar, performed by Louise Schulman, viola and William Zito, guitar. At the sculpture studio of Shirley West, 427 Washington St. (corner of Vestry), NYC.
 
October 19, 2005
It Takes Two, a Lark Ascending event, featuring Sonata for Solo Viola, performed by Louise Shulman. Also featuring, Study for Viola and Digital Echo by John Eaton, and A Duet for Violas by Arnold Rosner. At the sculpture studio of Shirley West, 427 Washington St. (corner of Vestry), NYC.
 
September 26, 2005
Sonata for Solo Viola, performed by Louise Schulman at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL.
 
June 11, 2005
Maelstrom, for flute, clarinet and piano, premiered by Barry Crawford, flute, Esther Lamneck, clarinet, and Christopher Oldfather, piano, at the Flea Theatre as part of the annual ACA Festival.
 
April 2, 2005
Petit Suite for Four Bassoons, premiered at Nassau Community College.
 
March 10, 2005
Same program as March 5 at Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
 
March 6, 2005
Aftermath, for baritone and string quartet, premiered by the Long Island String Quartet and Justin Ryan, baritone, at the Northport Library, Northport, NY.
 
February 10, 2005
Quintet for Saxophone (Oboe) and Strings, performed on a New York Composers Circle concert at CAMI Hall (165 West 57 th St, NYC) by Yuri Vodovoz and Ana Milosavljevic, violins; Eric Nowlin, viola; Andre Emilianoff, cello; and Javier Oviedo, soprano saxophone.
 
November 4, 2004
Arrangement of Georg Schoenberg's Mein Lebenslauf, premiered at the Austrian Cultural Forum (NYC) with Peter Ludwig, bass-baritone; and Richard Duncan, conductor; presented by The Lark Ascending.
 
October 26, 2004
Sonata for Solo Viola, premiered by Louise Schulman on a joint Music Department and Long Island Composers Alliance concert as a tribute before retirement. Also included were performances of Four Miniatures for Viola and Guitar, with Louise Schulman and William Zito, and Fantasy-Impromptu, for piano, performed by Susan Sobolewski.
 
October 9, 2003
Workshop premiere of Robert and Hal by The Lark Ascending at the German Evangelical-Lutheran Church of St. Paul, 315 West 22nd St., New York City, with Richard Duncan, musical director, James Archie Worley as Robert, Justin Ryan as Hal, Elizabeth Honer as Susan, Elizabeth Perryman as the Mother, Brannon Hall-Garcia as the Father, Pablo Henares as Andre/Christopher, Tom Goldstein as the Bartender/James and Andrew Walsh as Thomas.
 
June 20, 2004
Shakesperean Sketches, premiered by Ensemble Pi at the Flea Theatre, 41 White St., New York City, during the ACA American Music Festival 2004.
 
2003-2004 Season
Rapunzel given 54 performances on tour by the Cincinnati Opera.
 
May 16, 2004
Four Miniatures, performed by Louise Schulman, viola, and William Zito, guitar at Le Refuge Inn, City Island, NY.
 
April 13, 2004
Trio, performed by the Alaria Trio (Yuri Vodovoz, violin; Diliana Momtchilova, cello; and Nancy Garniez, piano) at St. Peters Church, Citicorp Building, New York City, during a New York Composers Circle concert.
 
April 2, 2004
Four Miniatures, for viola and guitar, premiered by Louise Schulman, viola, and William Zito, guitar at The Lark Ascending presentation of Samson Agonistes at Proshanky Auditorium of the City University Graduate Center.
 
February 11, 2004
American Elegy, performed on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert at the Aaron Copland School, Queens College, CUNY.
 
November 13, 2003
String Quartet no. 2, performed by the Long Island String Quartet at Nassau Community College.
 
September 10, 2003
String Quartet no. 2, performed by the Long Island String Quartet on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert at Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY.
 
June 16, 2003
Trio, performed by Ensemble Pi during the American Composers Alliance Festival at the Kosciuszko Foundation.
 
April 5, 2003
Fantasy-Impromptu, performed by pianist Peter Vinograde at the Gould Memorial Church, Roxbury, NY, on a concert presented by The Lark Ascending under the auspices of the Roxbury Arts Group.
 
March/April, 2003
Eleven performances of Rapunzel by the Cincinnati Opera at Walnut Hills HS in Cincinnati, OH (Rapunzel, Katherine Jolly; The Prince, Edwin Uhey; The Witch, Sarah Mattox; The Minstrel, Gabriel Gonzalez; The Strawman, Daniel Wisler; Musical Director, Carol Walker). The production will be taken on tour during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
 
February 15, 2003
String Quartet no. 2, performed by the Sturgis Quartet at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR, during the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VI Conference.
 
February 14, 2003
"Conflict of Interest" from Three Silly Pieces for Piano performed by Guy Livingston at Park West Presbyterian Church, Amsterdam Avenue and 86th Street, New York City; a Composers Collaborative Concert.
 
February 9, 2003
Rhapsody, for violin and piano, with Marshall Coid, violin and Katie Franklin, piano, on a LICA Concert at Grace Church, Hicks St., Brooklyn. Meet the Composer concert.
 
December 17, 2002
American Elegy, for string orchestra, premiered at Nassau Community College by the College-Community Orchestra, with the composer conducting.
 
December 6, 2002
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, performed by Erick Figuera, tenor, and Katie Franklin, piano, at Greenwich House Music School, sponsored by Golden Fleece, Ltd.
 
October 29, 2002
String Quartet no. 2, premiered on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert at Nassau Community College; Lisa Liu and Masha Lankovsky, violins; Eddy Malave, viola; and Pat Muchmore, cello.
 
June 28, 2002
"Love, Hope, and Self-Esteem" from Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, performed by Nancy Ogle, soprano and Ginger Yang Hwalek, piano, at Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine.
 
May 8, 2002
Fantasy-Impromptu, performed by Max Lifchitz on an American Composers Alliance concert at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York City.
 
April 3, 2002
Set Pieces, performed by William Zito, guitar and Gerald Ranck, harpsichord, on a Strathmere Ensemble concert at Ethical Culture Society, New York City.
 
February 4, 2002
"Conflict of Interest" from Three Silly Pieces for Piano performed by Guy Livingston at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Monday Evening Concert Series.
 
November 11, 2001
Chorale Variations for Strings and Horns, as an audio-visual "slide choreography" with visuals by Nancy Bogen, presented by The Lark Ascending at The German Evangelical-Lutheran Church of St. Paul, New York City.
 
July 25, 2001
"Conflict of Interest" from Three Silly Pieces for Piano, performed by Guy Livingston at the Knitting Factory in New York City.
 
May 30, 2001
Cassation, for harpsichord, string quartet, and percussion, premiered by Elaine Comparone and the Queen's Chamber Band at Merkin Hall (Elaine Comparone, harpsichord; Robert Zubrycki and Lori Miller, violins; Veronica Salas, viola; Peter Seidenberg, cello; and Frank Cassara, percussion).
 
March 31, 2001
Four-Play, performed at the Society of Composers Region VI Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
 
February 25, 2001
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, performed by Christopher Ellmann, tenor, and Katie Franklin, piano, at Grace Church, Brooklyn, on a Long Island Composers Concert (Meet the Composer Grant).
 
February 9, 2001
Divertimento, for brass quintet, performed by Da Camera Brass during the Society of Composers, Inc. Region V Conference at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
 
February 4, 2001
Premiere of Preludes to Books 1 & 2 of Milton's "Paradise Lost," for solo organ, by Richard Erickson at The German Evangelical-Lutheran Church of St. Paul, West 22nd Street, New York City, as part of The Great Debate in Hell, presented by The Lark Ascending.
 
October 26, 2000
Divertimento, performed at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, by The Third Rail Brass Quintet.
 
June 20, 2000
Divertimento, performed by the Third Rail Brass Quintet (John Malazzo and Bruce McKinney, trumpets; Kevin Knudsen, horn; Greg Erikson, trombone; and Steve Rhindress, tuba) on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert, Freeport Public Library, Freeport, NY (Meet the Composer Grant).
 
March 24, 2000
Tug of War and Conflict of Interest from Three Silly Pieces for Piano, performed by Jeremy Zank and Alexander Bollbach, respectively, at a Young Person's Concert, presented by Long Island Composers Alliance, Monroe Hall, Hofstra University.
 
March 2, 2000
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, performed by Christine Rovics, soprano, and Howard Rovics, piano, at a Long Island Composers Alliance Concert, C.W. Post College, LIU (Meet the Composer Grant).
 
January 29, 2000
Trio, performed by Mark Menzies, violin; Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, cello; and Bryan Pezzone, piano, at the Society of Composers Region VII Conference, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
 
January 21, 2000
"Conflict of Interest" from Three Silly Pieces for Piano, premiered by Guy Livingston, piano, at Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York City.
 
November 17, 1999
Invention, for solo cello, performed by Jennifer DeVore at a Composers Concordance concert, Christ and St. Stephen's Church.
 
November 13, 1999
As Adam... from Two Whitman Choruses, performed by the Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, Robert Greenlee, conductor, during the Society of Composers, Inc. Region 1 Conference at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
 
October 29, 1999
Aaron's Jubilee, premiered by David Hatt, organ, at the Society of Composers, Inc. Region 8 Festival, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR.
 
October 15, 1999
Quintet for Oboe (Saxophone) and Strings, performed by Mark Wieger, oboe, and the Center for New Music, Clapp Recital Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, as part of the biannual OctOBOEfest.
 
October 3, 1999
Quintet for Saxophone (Oboe) and Strings, performed by Mark Wieger, oboe, and the Center for New Music, Clapp Recital Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA as part of the biannual OctOBOEfest.
 
October 2, 1999
Quintet for Saxophone (Oboe) and Strings, performed by Mark Wieger, oboe, and the Center for New Music, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.
 
October 1, 1999
Quintet for Saxophone (Oboe) and Strings, performed by the University of Iowa Center for New Music at Grinnell College, Society of Composers, Inc., Region 5 Conference.
 
May 2, 1999
Fantasy-Impromptu, performed by Avraham Sternklar, pianist, at Brooklyn Heights casino, Long Island Composers Alliance concert (Meet the Composer Grant).
 
December 5, 1998
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, performed by Laurent Weibel, violin; Andrea Lysack, cello; and Zoe Browder, piano, at the Region II Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. at SUNY Stony Brook.
 
November 5, 1998
Divertimento, for brass quintet, performed at the Region IV Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc., at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia.
 
April 28, 1998
Song and Dance, for piano and orchestra, premiered at Nassau Community College by the College-Community Orchestra, with James Bobo, piano, and Richard Brooks, conductor.
 
April 26, 1998
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert at the Brooklyn Heights Casino, Brooklyn, NY.
 
April 15, 1998
Seascape, performed by the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra, Paul Biss, conductor, in the Musical Arts Center at the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference.
 
March 8, 1998
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, no. 4, performed by Nancy Ogle, soprano, and Ginger Yang Hwalek, piano, at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.
 
November 8, 1997
Quintet for Oboe and Strings, performed at the Crane School of Music, Potsdam College, during the Society of Composers, Inc., Region II Conference.
 
October 4, 1997
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, no. 4, performed by Nancy Ogle, soprano, and Ginger Yang Hwalek, piano, at the University of Maine, Orono.
 
April 13, 1997
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty, a cycle of seven songs premiered by Martha Smith, soprano, and Hadassah Guttmann, piano, at Nassau Community College Long Island Composers Alliance concert.
 
March 27, 1997
Four-Play, performed at Queens College, CUNY, at a Long Island Composers Alliance Concert.
 
March 21, 1997
Serenade, performed at Chelsea Center, Long Island Composers Alliance Young Performers concert.
 
October 24, 1996
Serenade, performed by Amelia Archer, flute; Janet Holmes, cello; and Hadassah Guttmann, piano, at LeFrak Hall, Aaron Copland School, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY.
 
May 3, 1996
Four-Play, for saxophone quartet, performed at the Annual Contemporary Music Festival, presented by the Pacific Contemporary Music Center in Los Angeles.
 
April 24, 1996
Clarinet Music: Hommage à Debussy, performed by Harold Seletsky on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert at BoroHall, Brooklyn, NY.
 
April 21, 1996
Landscape...with Grace, for orchestra, premiered by the Kent Philharmonia Orchestra, Lynn Asper, conducting, at the Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Society, Grand Rapids, MI; commissioned for their Twentieth Anniversary season.
 
October 21, 1995
Four-Play, for saxophone quartet performed by Allyn Reilly, Michael Cox, W. Edwin Bingham, and Greg Sigman, SCI Region V Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
 
October 8, 1995
Fantasy-Impromptu, performed by Avraham Sternklar, Great Neck House, Great Neck, NY, Long Island Composers Alliance Meet the Composer concert (Meet the Composer Grant).
 
August 7, 1995
Clarinet Music: Hommage à Debussy, performed by Emil Sein at the Constanta International MusicDays, Constanta, Romania.
 
August 5, 1995
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, performed at the Constanta International MusicDays, Constanta, Romania.
 
April 15, 1995
Four-Play, performed by the Adolphe Saxquartette at Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Amityville, NY; Britten-on-the-Bay Subscription Recital Series.
 
March 24, 1995
Clarinet Music: Hommage à Debussy, performed by Jill Coggiola during New Horizons '95 Festival at Radford University, Radford, VA.
 
February 19, 1995
Quintet for Oboe (Saxophone) and Strings, performed by the Society for New Music at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, with Jamal Rossi, saxophone and the Clinton String Quartet.
 
November 20, 1994
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, performed by the New Music Ensemble at California State University, Northridge.
 
October 28, 1994
Divertimento, for brass quintet, performed by Chestnut Brass Company at the Society of Composers, Inc., Region III Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
 
October 23, 1994
Quintet for Oboe (Saxophone) and Strings, premiered at the New York State Music Teachers Association Conference, School of Music, Ithaca College; Tracy Christmas, oboe; Amy Martin & Sandra Wong, violins; Barrie Cooper, viola; and Ruth Fisher, cello.
 
September 24, 1994
Four-Play, for saxophone quartet, performed by the Adolphe Saxquartette, the Simpson Subscription Series, Simpson United Methodist Church, Amityville, NY.
 
August 5, 1994
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, performed by Florinel Tarlea, flute; Ana-Maria Goleanu, cello; and Andrei Deleanu, piano, at the Museum of Art in Constanta, Romania.
 
August 4, 1994
Chorale Variations, for horns, string quintet, and string orchestra, performed by the Constanta Symphony, Radu Ciorei, conducting, at the Festival of Romanian and American Music in Constanta, Romania.
 
May 3, 1994
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, performed by the New Music Ensemble, University of Kansas, Charles Hoag, Director.
 
April 30, 1994
Fantasy-Impromptu, for piano, performed by Max Lifchitz, Second Bates Festival of New American Music, Society of Composers, Inc., Region I, Bates College, Lewiston, ME.
 
April 17, 1994
Invention, for solo cello, performed by David Heiss, Long Island Composers Alliance concert, Great Neck House, Great Neck, NY (Meet the Composer Grant).
 
April 12, 1994
Bachatelles, for solo percussion, performed by Frank Cassara, Pleskowfest, C. W. Post Center,Long Island University.
 
April 9, 1994
Set Pieces, for guitar and harpsichord, performed by Volodymyr Sharyev, guitar, and Tatiana Andrievska, harpsichord, and Chorale Variations, for string orchestra and horns, performed by the Kiev Composers Union Chamber Orchestra, Volodymyr Runchak, conductor, at the Fifth Annual Kiev Composers Festival "Musical Premiere Season" in Kiev, Ukraine.
 
February 4, 1994
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, performed by the University of Kansas New Music Ensemble at the Society for Composers, Inc., Region VI Festival, Southwestern Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.
 
January 21, 1994
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by The Contemporary Music Ensemble at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
 
December 3, 1993
Set Pieces performed at Nassau Community College by William Zito, guitar, and Gerald Ranck, harpsichord.
 
October 1, 1993
Four-Play, for saxophone quartet, premiered by Dan Yoder, Eric Hartranft, Mark Stauffer, and Andrew Davis at the Society for Composers, Inc., Region III Conference, Penn State University, State College, PA.
 
April 30, 1993
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by the LSU New Music Ensemble, Recital Hall, School of Music, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
 
April 17, 1993
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by the Atlantic Wind Quintet (Alicia Soper, flute; Valerie Dahlmann, oboe; Edward Hahne, clarinet; Kenneth Soper, French horn; Richard Johanson, bassoon) at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, a Long Island Composers Alliance concert.
 
April 17, 1993
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, with Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet at Sound Encounters/Society of Composers, Inc. Festival, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH.
 
April 7, 1993
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by the Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet, Julia Larsen, flute; Greg Steinke, oboe; Caroline Hartig, clarinet; Homer Pence, bassoon; Fred Ehnes, French horn, Pruis Hall, School of Music, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
 
April 3, 1993
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, with Sally Kopf, flute; Edward Dixon, cello; and Lee Thompson, piano, Chism Recital Hall, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA at the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VIII Conference.
 
December 11, 1992
Set Pieces, for guitar and harpsichord, performed by Gerald Ranck, harpsichord and William Zito, guitar; Bachatelles, for solo percussion, performed by Frank Cassara; Trio, for violin, cello and piano, performed by Marshall Coid (violin), Theodore Mook (cello), and Mimi Stern-Wolfe (piano); and Fantasy-Impromptu, for solo piano, performed by Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Weill Recital Hall, New York City.
 
September 25, 1992
Trio, for violin, cello and piano, performed at the Society of Composers, Inc., Region III Conference, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.
 
May 5, 1992
Bachatelles, for solo percussion, performed by Frank Cassara at Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
 
April 18, 1992
Fantasy-Impromptu, for solo piano, performed by Martin Perry at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
 
April 12, 1992
Set Pieces, for guitar and harpsichord, premiered by William Zito, guitar and Gerald Ranck, harpsichord, at the Ethical Culture Society Meeting Room, Central Park West and 64th Street, New York City.
 
April 2, 1992
Bachatelles, performed by Frank Cassara, and Clarinet Music: Hommage à Debussy, performed by Robert Yamins on an Evening of Twentieth Century Music at C. W. Post College, Long Island University, Brookville, NY.
 
March 29, 1992
Bachatelles, for solo percussionist, premiered by Frank Cassara at the Merrick Public Library, Merrick, NY on a Long Island Composers Alliance Meet the ComposercConcert.
 
March 13, 1992
Trio, for violin, cello and piano, Cadek Trio, Society of Composers, Inc. Annual Conference-Festival, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
 
May 18, 1991
Serenade for flute, cello, and piano with Harold Lewin, piano; Joshua Gordon, cello; and Andrew Bolotowsky, flute, Chelsea Center, East Norwich, NY; a Long Island Composers Alliance concert.
 
March 25, 1991
Excerpts from Moby Dick, Golden Fleece, Ltd., at Greenwich House, New York City.
 
October 28, 1990
Rhapsody, for violin and piano, Shirie Gale, violin, and James Knight, piano, Half Hollow Hills Library, Dix Hills, NY; a Long Island Composers Alliance concert.
 
May 13, 1990
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by The Steed Woodwind Quintet at Heritage Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA.
 
June 1, 1990
Divertimento, for brass quintet at the Freeport Library, Freeport, NY; a Long Island Composers Alliance concert.
 
March 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 & April 1, 1990
Eight performances of extended excerpts from Moby Dick, staged by Golden Fleece, Ltd., at Theater Twenty Two, New York City.
 
June 25, 1989
Two arias from Moby Dick, performed by Richard Slade, tenor, and John Musto, piano, Golden Fleece, Ltd., Greenwich House, New York City.
 
September 4, 1988
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by The Steed Woodwind Quintet at Gallery Theater, Barsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA.
 
June 3, 1988
Prelude and Lament for wind quintet, performed by The Steed Woodwind Quintet at the Main Library, Santa Monica, CA.
 
May 22, 1988
String Quartet, performed by The Cremona Quartet at Kurzweil Recital Hall, Queensboro Community College, Flushing, NY (a Meet the Composer concert).
 
April 22, 1988
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, performed by Lontano (a London-based new music ensemble), New Music Festival XVI, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN.
 
February 28, 1988
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, performed by the Wichita New Music Ensemble, Wichita Art Museum Auditorium, Wichita, KS.
 
February 11, 1988
Prelude and Lament, performed by The Steed Woodwind Quintet, California State University at Dominguez Hills, CA.
 
December 19, 1987
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, with members of the South Florida Composers Alliance, Miami, FL.
 
December 9, 1987
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by the Boehm Quintet, Washington Square Contemporary Music Series, New York University.
 
October 23, 1987
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano with Paul Makara, violin, Alan Smith, cello, and Diane Smith, piano, Eighth Annual New Music and Art Festival, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
 
March 14, 1987
Divertimento, for brass quintet, premiered by the Summit Hill Brass Quintet, Rochester, MN.
 
September 22, 1986
Trio for violin, cello, and piano (Marshall Coid, violin; Theodore Mook, cello; John Musto, piano);Rhapsody, for violin and piano (Marshall Coid, violin and John Musto, piano);"Ahab's Monologue" from Moby Dick (Spencer Mason, bass-baritone; Marshall Coid, violin; Samuel Kephart, viola; Theodore Mook, cello; James McElwaine, clarinet; David Rowland, obo; and John Musto, piano); Whitman Choruses: As Adam early in the morning, I am he that aches with amorous love (I Cantori di New York, Bart Folse, conductor) at Merkin Concert Hall, New York City.
 
May 20, 1986
Jubilate Deo, for SATB and wind ensemble, premiered by the College Choruses and the College-Community Band, Richard Kegerreis, conducting, Nassau Community College Commencement Ceremony, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY.
 
February 26, 1986
Fantasy-Impromptu, performed by Max Lifchitz, piano, Unitarian Church, Brooklyn, NY.
 
February 21, 1986
Fantasy-Impromptu, performed by Max Lifchitz, piano, California State University at Los Angeles, CA.
 
February 18, 1986
Fantasy-Impromptu , Max Lifchitz, piano, California State University at Dominguez Hills.
 
January 20, 1986
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, with Marshall Coid, violin; Theodore Mook; cello; and John Musto, piano, at a North-South Consonance concert, Carnegie Recital Hall, New York City.
 
April 28, 1985
I am he that aches with amorous love (Whitman Choruses), for SATB and piano, premiered by the Chamber Choir, Nassau Community College, Richard Kegerreis, conductor, on a Long Island Composers Alliance concert, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
 
April 22, 1985
Sonata, for violin and piano, Helmut Braunlich, violin, and Barbro Dahlman, piano, The Contemporary Music Forum, Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC.
 
January 20, 1985
Chorale Variations, for two horns, string quintet and string orchestra premiered by Opus One, Warren Shaffer, conductor, Seattle, WA.
 
May 24, 1984
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, performed by David Mickens, violin; Lucia Magney, cello; and Greg Theisen, piano, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, on a Minnesota Composers Forum concert.
 
May 8, 1984
Clarinet Music: Hommage à Debussy, performed by Richard Goldsmith, clarinet, Third Street Settlement Music School, New York, NY.
 
April 30, 1984
Serenade, for flute, cello and piano, performed by Hadassah Guttmann, piano; Royce Miller, cello; and Maria Guralnik, flute, New York University Composers Forum.
 
April 3, 1984
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, performed by the Arioso Trio (Harold Lewin, piano, Fiona Vanderspr-Simon, violin, and, Judith Davidoff, cello), Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
 
February 16, 1984
Sonata, for violin and piano, performed by Adele Auriol, violin, and Bernard Fauchet, piano, at C.W. Post Center, Long Island University, Brookville, NY.
 
February 16, 1984
Sonata, for violin and piano, performed by Adele Auriol, violin, and Bernard Fauchet, piano, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
 
February 4, 1984
Rhapsody, for violin and piano, premiered by John Whelan, violin, and Joan Gilbert, piano, New Music Festival XI, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN.
 
January 15, 1984
Clarinet Music: Hommage à Debussy premiered by Richard Goldsmith at NACUSA concert, Christ and St. Stephens Church, New York City.
 
December 8, 1983
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, Sonata, for violin and piano; and Fantasy-Impromptu, for piano, Atelier pour Musique Contemporaine, St.-Germain-en-Laye, France, Bernard Fauchet and Adele Auriol, directors.
 
November 15, 1983
Serenade, for flute, cello and piano with Hadassah Guttmann, piano; Royce Miller, cello; and Maria Guralnik, flute, New York University.
 
November 15, 1983
Fantasy-Impromptu, for piano, perfomed by Max Lifchitz, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY.
 
October 29, 1983
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano performed by members of the Society for New Music (Syracuse), ASUC Region II Conference, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.
 
October 21, 1983
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by Venti la Camera wind quintet, Fourth Annual New Music Festival, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
 
June 25, 1983
Repeat of June 23 concert, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ.
 
June 23, 1983
Trio, for violin, cello and piano, performed by Marshall Coid, violin; Theodore Mook, cello; and Harold Lewin, piano, New York University Forum for New Music (this performance was favorably reviewed in the Sunday New York Times, June 26, 1983, by Bernard Holland).
 
March 25, 1983
Fantasy-Impromptu, for piano, performed by Max Lifchitz, Catholic University, Washington, DC.
 
February 23, 1983
Collage, for wind ensemble, Annual Conference, ASUC, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
 
February 16 & 17, 1983
Four performances of Rapunzel, by the Denver Symphony and the Central City Singers, Denver, CO.
 
February 6, 1983
Meet the Composer concert by North-South Consonance with performances of Fantasy-Impromptu, for piano (premiere), performed by Max Lifchitz; Invention, for solo cello, performed by Sue Ann Florin; and Trio for violin, cello, and piano, with Harold Lewin, piano; Carroll Glenn, violin; and Martha Williams, cello.
 
February 3, 1983
Trio, for violin, cello, and piano, premiered by Harold Lewin, piano; Carroll Glenn, violin; and Martha Williams, cello, at Rathaus Recital Hall, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY.
 
December 3, 1982
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, New Music Festival X, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN.
 
May 22, 1982
Serenade, for flute, cello, and piano, premiered by the Da Capo Chamber Players, New School for Social Research, New York City.
 
March 12, 1982
Prelude and Lament, performed by the Memphis Woodwind Quintet, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN.
 
February 26, 1982
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by the Memphis Woodwind Quintet, New Music Festival IX, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN.
 
February 12 & 13, 1982
Collage, for wind ensemble, presented as one of eight new works during the Virginia College Band Directors National Association Seventh Symposium, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
 
October 2, 1981
Invention, for solo cello, premiered by Sue Ann Florin, ASUC Region II Conference, Manhattan School of Music (a Meet the Composer concert).
 
August 1 & 22, 1981
Four performances of Rapunzel in its third production, at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA.
 
May 8, 1981
Suite for Percussion (revised version), premiered at the New Music Festival, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
 
February 17, 1981
Sonata, for violin and piano, performed by Nancy Ellen Clarke, violin. and Nancy Saxon, piano, 36th Festival of Contemporary Music, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
 
February 3, 1981
Sonata, for violin and piano, performed by Nancy Ellen Clarke, violin, and Nancy Saxon, piano, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
 
November 8, 1980
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by the Geneseo Woodwind Quintet, ASUC Region II Conference, SUC Geneseo, NY.
 
July 22, 1980
Sonata, for violin and piano, performed by Nancy Ellen Clarke, violin, and Nancy Saxon, piano, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
 
November 14, 1979
Song Cycle: Last Night I Was the Wind, performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, James Wagoner, director, Catholic University, Washington, DC.
 
September 29, 1979
Sonata, for violin and piano, performed by Musical Elements; Dan Asia, director; ASUC Region II Conference, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (a Meet the Composer concert).
 
April 20, 1979
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet, performed by the Ars Nova Woodwind Quintet, Second Annual Symposium for New Music for Woodwind Quintet, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
 
March 24, 1978
Song Cycle: Last Night I Was the Wind, performed by Gerald Reynolds, baritone and the American Chamber Players at the Annual Conference of the American Society of University Composers, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
 
May 13, 1977
Premiere of The Wishing Tree, a three-act operetta for young performers, at Brookside Elementary School, Conklin, NY, directed by Esther Pettengill.
 
February 2, 1977
Suite for Percussion, premiered by Paul Price and the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble at Hubbard Hall, Manhattan School of Music, New York City.
 
May 10, 1976
Sonata, for violin and piano with Curtis Macomber, violin and Kenneth Gartner, piano performed at the American Society of University Composers Region II Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City.
 
April 28, 29, 30, 1976
Rapunzel, produced by the Opera Theater of Northern Virginia in Arlington, VA.
 
April 13, 1976
Prelude and Lament, for wind quintet; Sonata, for violin and piano; and Song Cycle: Last Night I Was the Wind, for baritone and wind quintet, premiered at New York University.
 
August 25, 1973
String Quartet, premiered at the Composers Conference, Johnson, VT (reviewed in the Nov./Dec. issue of Contemporary Music Newsletter).
 
May 12, 1971
Trio, for viola, oboe, and piano, premiered at SUNY Binghamton, NY.
 
January 22, 23, 24, 1971
Rapunzel, a one-act opera for young audiences, premiered by the Tri-Cities Opera, Binghamton, NY. Work described in detail in Quaintance Eaton, Opera Production II. Production cited in January 15 issue of Opera News.
Quoteworthy

INTO THE TWILIGHT
SoundWordSight
Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Brooks' Into the Twilight demonstrates sophisticated and lively writing for an eclectic ensemble, with tonal and atonal passages – some of which are striking – and with a broad range of musical freedom and variety of expression, within a free-ranging yet thoughtful structure – a musical gem.”

-Mark Greenfest


INTO THE TWILIGHT
THE GLASS BLOG
Tuesday, April 21, 2015


The final work in the program was Richard Brooks' 'Into the Twilight'. Scored for flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano, the piece is built on a simple melody stated in the bassoon followed variations expanding on the melody's intervals. It was a straightforward yet very enjoyable piece.”

-Chris McGovern


ROBERT AND HAL
THE LARK ASCENDING (NYC)
Saturday, October 9, 2004


From the opening of the opera, clean, flowing vocal lines sparkling with energy and pathos. Here is rich and lyrical musical material, with structural integrity, yet an almost kaleidoscopic variety of moods and inflections even in this piano-only premiere.

Richard Brooks' tonal language, moreover, follows in the romantic American tradition with a deft touch akin to Aaron Copland's in this opera. The balances among the singers and piano--and the harmonics--are lively and, to my ears, exquisite.

The libretto is astute and powerful; raising intelligent questions, deftly providing characterization, and with poetic speech cadences.

I was very pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of this work, and by the caliber of the singers. This is a worthy, enjoyable and entertaining work.

The subject matter, about a homosexual relationship (or the protagonist discovering his 'true nature' in a Paris bar--with his fiancée home in Victorian England) tends to get preachy and rather static in the middle act but the music keeps flowing and shading the dialogue effectively.


The highest drama is at the end. The penultimate scene is strong, but the final climactic scene is astonishing, convincing, and moving (its music alternates between elegant simplicity and intense passion). Here, the music and drama seems most true and convincing.”

-Mark Greenfest