Nebraska Chamber Players to perform my quintet for clarinet and strings, "to hope again."
Commissioned by Vandoren for the 2015 Emerging Artist Competition,"to hope again" is an intensely expressive and energetic work for clarinet and string quartet. The work is comprised of two connected and contrasting movements that are thematically linked. I have attempted to give musical expression to a personal journey through loss, yearning, and struggle—and the resulting growth and transformation that lead one to hope, again. The premiere performance was given by clarinetist Christopher Pell and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra String Quartet in Indianapolis in March 2015.