Recent and Upcoming Musical Compositions and Performances:
Article entitled "Baltimore Composers Forum: 25th Anniversary Year Celebration-A Unique Model for Composers" published by PAN PIPES Journal in its March 2018 Composer Issue. Link to article: http://saihq.uberflip.com/i/944595-winter-2018-pan-pipes
April 21, 2018 Baltimore Composers Forum 25th Anniversary Concert
One of the works featured with be "Playing 3" by Hollis Thoms, performed by the Atlantic Reed Consort
NEW NEXT YEAR: March 17, 2019!!!
Music, Gettysburg! will present songs by Composers Garth Baxter and Hollis Thoms during their 2018-2019 concert series. Among my songs to be presented are:
Two Limericks (2017) for soprano by Warren Benson (by my former composition teacher at Eastman School of Music).
Three African American Songs:
"within music there is silence within love there is loneliness" (2016) for tenor and piano is based on three love poems by E. Ethelbert Miller and was premiered by the Baltimore Composers Forum, November 19, 2016.
"Sweetness of Youth" (2017) for baritone and piano is based on the short play "The Janitor" (1985) by August Wilson and can be sung as a song or as an "opera within a song". The Wilson work is a very short monologue by Sam, a janitor, who while cleaning up a hall that will be the site for a youth conference, speaks to an imaginary youth audience about the "sweetness of youth."
"...I am not your slave" (2017) for tenor, baritone and piano is based on a letter sent by Frederick Douglass to his former slave owner.
Performing Garth Baxter and my vocal music on the March 17, 2019 Music, Gettysburg Concert will be Andrew Stewart, piano; Annie Gill, soprano; Joseph Regan, tenor; and Jason Thoms, baritone.