Symphony No. 2 will be premiered in San Diego, CA, by the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Gerdes, on October 15. This 25-minute, two movement work was commissioned by Michael for the orchestra. Subtitled "Vana," the Sanskrit word for forest, it is the first in a series of works inspired by Earth's endangered ecosystems. More about the piece, and a video, will be posted later.
Reef, a new commissioned work for L+M Duo, will be premiered at the James Madison University Contemporary Music Festival on October 25. L+M Duo consists of Laurel Black, marimba, and Marianne Parker, piano.