In an effort to meet the needs of bands seeking flexible music for these uncertain times, Jim has created the following Adaptable (Flex) Band scores. He has created multi-level works for those middle-school, high-school, and university bands looking for music at the appropriate level. Furthermore, he has created what he calls “Flextets” – chamber music … Read more
Jim has been commissioned/premiered by the Chicago Symphony (Muti), Minnesota Orchestra (Vänskä), St. Louis Symphony (Robertson), San Francisco Ballet (West), the “President’s Own” US Marine Band. His Trumpet concerto #3 – “Concerto for Hope” – was recently recorded by the Memphis Symphony, with Ryan Anthony as soloist and Robert Moody conducting; he is currently writing a piano concerto, … Read more
Jeffrey Biegel has commissioned me to write a new piano concerto for him, to be premiered in the sorting of 2021. The Traverse Symphony will premiere the work, and a follow-up performance is also scheduled at the New Hampshire Music Festival, under the baton of Paul Polivnick. Jeffrey is enormously talented, and I am truly … Read more
I have been engaged to write the original score for a 30-minute ballet for the San Francisco Ballet, to premiere in spring, 2021. The choreography will be by Dani Rowe, and will be conducted by Martin West. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write my first original ballet for such a storied institution.