The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis is an opera that fuses singers, puppetry and multimedia stagecraft to tell the story of Doodle, a remarkable, disabled boy whose older brother pushes him to be “normal.” Set in rural North Carolina a century ago, the story contrasts notions of physical wholeness versus mystical otherness. Episodic and expressionistic, the narrative draws on […] Read more »


for solo Violoncello and Electronics These are the files for the electronic part, which can be used for practice and performance. Audio file with clicktrack (for practice purposes) Audio file with louder clicktrack (for practice purposes) Audio file (high resolution, for performance) Read more »

Grammy Nominations

Congratulations to Jake Heggie, Laura Kaminsky, Robert Paterson and Kevin Puts for their Grammy Nominations. The recording of Heggie’s Great Scott (libretto Terrence McNally) was nominated for two awards: Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Producer of the Year (Blanton Alspaugh). Paterson’s Three Way (libretto David Cote) was also nominated for Producer of the Year (Blanton […] Read more »


The Fiction Issue, a collaboration with the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, is Gabriel Kahane’s first album of chamber music, comprising three pieces written between 2011 and 2015. The title work, featuring Shara Worden, was commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and premiered in 2012. It was revised in 2014. Bradbury Studies (2014-2015), for quartet alone, is a […] Read more »

Brantley commissioned to write a cello concerto

Paul Brantley has been commissioned by Maestro Kenneth Kiesler and the Grammy Award winning University of Michigan Symphony to compose THE ROYAL REVOLVER, a concertino for solo cello and 15 instruments. Eric Jacobsen, cellist and conductor of The Knights, will be the cello soloist. This will be premiered in the 2016-2017 season in Ann Arbor. Details TBA. […] Read more »