New Commission from the Houston Grand Opera

Song of Houston: East + West

I was recently commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera to compose a brief one-act opera for their ongoing program called Song of Houston.  The piece, East + West, will be written this summer – it’s slated for premiere in late January 2011!  I’m working with Eugenie Chan, a fantastic San Francisco playwright. Supported through a major grant from the Mellon Institute, “Song of Houston makes opera relevant through stories that engage hearts and minds.  These stories are told through collaborative community and educational projects that push the limits of the traditional arts and incorporate music-making, photography, creative writing and visual art.”