This work was premiered in Lviv, Ukraine, 29 October 2016.
The Chamber Orchestra of Boston – David Feltner, artistic director.
New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, Boston – March 2, 2007
This excerpt features Karen Fitz-Gibbon, soprano, and Julie Sargeant, piano,
in the Co-Opera production of the Australian premiere at the Adelaide
Fringe Festival, 2 March 2012.
“[S]ensational … “Black Water” proved a brilliant vehicle for Canberra
soprano Karen Fitz-Gibbon.” – Helen Musa (CityNews.com.au)
A beautiful performance by Zoe Wallace, cello, and Julie Sargeant, piano,
presenting the Australian premiere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 4 March 2012.
“Review” was one of three finalists in the 2010 National
Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition.
Performed 31 October 2011 at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore.
“Pulsing, jazz-inflected rhythms propel [this] work forward[.] … [Beck’s] juxtaposition of largely accessible and recognizable pitch and rhythmic material with the occasional sharp left makes for compelling and interesting listening.” – NewMusicBox: Sounds Heard
Summer vacation is drawing to a close and little Cathy is excited to start kindergarten. Ms. Romano, her teacher, feels differently about her return to the classroom.
Composed in 2012 for Roger Zahab, this work was premiered by Mr. Zahab, violin, and Robert Frankenberry, piano, in Pittsburgh on January 27, 2014.
Petty thieves Ed and John Biddle and their accomplice, Jenny, are on
the back streets of Pittsburgh. Ed dreams of a better life; later, we see
that Catherine (Kate) Soffel, the wife of a prison warden, also shares
Catherine (Kate) Soffel, the wife of a prison warden, reaches a decision.