Music Is an Act of Love

Last week, I had the pleasure of hearing two really great performers, Craig and Mary Bircher, give a recital in which they premiered a piece of mine.  Craig and Mary play in the Omaha Symphony (he’s a trumpeter, and she’s a harpist), and they had commissioned this piece from me to celebrate their 25th anniversary. (more…)

Contemporary Music and the Organ

This weekend, First United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, is hosting Horizons of Faith, bringing in people from across the country to hear guest lecturer Dr. Joerg Rieger.  It is my pleasure to provide music for this event, and it gives me the opportunity to engage in one of my favorite creative challenges:  playing contemporary music on the organ. (more…)