Back with the Swallows

I’ll be in California the second half of this week. I’ve been invited to Sacramento State’s annual Festival of American Music. I’m involved in the following three events:

Nov. 6: Thursday at noon, I start the event by giving the keynote address in the Music Recital Hall. 

Nov. 7: Friday at 10 AM, I give a Composer’s Forum on my music in Capistrano Hall, room 205.

Nov. 9: Sunday at 7 PM I give a pre-concert talk (Capistrano Hall 151) prior to a concert in the Music Recital Hall by the Seattle Chamber Players. My old Seattle friends will be playing my quartet Kierkegaard, Walking, along with some of the works by younger composers they premiered at the festival of their I was involved with last January

See the whole schedule here. I can only stay for the first week, but it’s a huge event, with composers Lukas Ligeti, Harvey Sollberger, Richard Festinger, Betsey Biggs, Steven Ricks, and Aaron Kernis; percussionist Steven Schick; bassists Robert Black and Mark Dresser; the Cygnus Ensemble; the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and a lot of other new-music big-name performers. See you there.