I am pleased to announce a performance of my music on the opening concert of Tuesday Musical's main stage season. The premier of "Homeland Portraits" will be given by the Escher String Quartet on Prelude! 130th Anniversary Party, Concert & Extraordinary Experiences! The event also features 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition winner Nikita Mndoyants and Tuesday Musical Scholarship winner Olivia Boen.
When Tuesday Musical approached me with the commission for their anniversary concert, I was inspired to write about a perception of time: how memories of home are like etchings that live in the mind. Whether we think of our childhood home, or whether we travel and think back to the home of our present life, we can be quite nostalgic about these pictures inside ourselves. When I wrote "Homeland Portraits," I reflected on the South Africa of my upbringing and the America where I live, two homes that are continents apart, yet bound together by my thoughts and experiences.
Read more about my inspiration in this article in the Akron Beacon Journal, and for more on my compositional process, here is an earlier blog.
For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit Tuesday Musical or EJ Thomas Hall.