What color is the dawn?
After completing the first movement of this cantata for the Choral Arts Initiative in Orange County, CA, I was so excited to continue writing what ultimately became a 30-minute work. Though the first movement portrays the experience of watching a South African sunrise, the later movements focused on human interactions, intercultural experience, and the connections we make though music. Choral Arts Initiative premiered the complete work on November 17, 2019.
A new piano trio composed for the Atlantic Music Festival, where I spent a second summer as a Resident Artist Fellow in July 2019. In sports, a hat trick is when one player does something positive (e.g., scores a goal) three times in a single game. My Hat Trick is a virtuosic, dancing
piece for three players, in three parts, and is colored by Latin rhythms. I thought the name was particularly appropriate as I completed the score on the opening day of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournament.