On Monday April 10th, 2017 a new work of mine will be premiered at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY. Long-time friend and collaborator Dave Veslocki will be playing my work "5 Elegies for Solo Guitar." Dave and I met in Middle School Regional Jazz Band many years ago in Connecticut and have crossed paths and stayed friends throughout the years. For a while, we had an active duet called "Duality," where we gravitated towards jazz/crossover compositions and originals that had a mellow vibe, complex harmony, and where melody was king. In the spirit of this, our concept for the new piece is to encompass all these elements in a new work consisting of 5 musical miniatures. The term "elegy" seems appropriate: melancholy, but deep. The 5 pieces will explore the range and abilities of the guitar, each with a slightly different flavor.
Dave is currently the owner and teacher at the Connecticut Suzuki Guitar Academy, in Norwalk, CT. He is also self-producing classical singles of Bach's lute works and has a successful career producing hits for pop singers/songwriters throughout the country. Among other new works for solo guitar and chamber works featuring other prominent guitarists and musicians, this 8:00 p.m. concert in the famed Weill Recital Hall will be a not-to-be-missed event!