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Tiger Psalms to premiere in Chicago ...

Fulcrum Point New Music Project (http://www.fulcrumpoint.org/event-schedule/current-season.html#TONGUES)will give the world premiere performance of my new chamber/vocal work, Tiger Psalms, on March 22nd at the Harris Theatre in Chicago. Scored for mezzo soprano and a mixed ensemble of flute, clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), viola, contrabass, one percussion and piano (doubling celesta), Tiger Psalms sets three texts of the British poet Ted Hughes: Tiger Psalms, The Howling of Wolves and And The Phoenix Has Come. Follow this link for more information: http://www.harristheaterchicago.org/calendar/performance?id=2953&mos=7 -gwg. 19 March 20111

Two Premieres in May

Join me for premieres in New York and Boston in May, 2009! The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) will give the world premiere of Shock Diamonds, a new work for large orchestra, commissioned by Meet the Composer, in Boston on May 22. One day earlier, the Parker String Quartet will premiere Ink On Paper, a new work for string quartet commissioned by the Concert Artists Guild and Meet the Composer, in New York City, at Symphony Space. Hope to see you there!

Aaron Copland House Residency

LCM Artists Management is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Gordon has been selected to receive the 2009 Aaron Copland Award, and will serve as a composer in residence at the Copland House, Aaron Copland's restored, longtime home in New York's Lower Hudson Valley, beginning in January, 2009. These are highly coveted opportunities to live and work in an extraordinary creative environment, and to become a part of the great music legacy of this US landmark. A National Historic Landmark and an Official Project of the White House Save America's Treasures program, Copland House is the only composer's home in the U.S. devoted to nurturing and renewing America's rich musical heritage through a broad range of musical, educational, public, informational, and electronic-media activities. Additional information about Copland House, its residencies, and other programs is at www.coplandhouse.org .