Premiere of “Three Poems of Yehuda Amichai” in Chicago’s North Suburbs

What a joy to make music again with Cantor David Goldstein! Cantor Goldstein has been such a huge influence on my musical life since I became bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, New York almost 20 years ago (!) and it was an honor to be there for the premiere of my “Three Poems of … More Premiere of “Three Poems of Yehuda Amichai” in Chicago’s North Suburbs

Review of “Ile” in Herald Times Online

“The score is Italian verismo, updated and made American through language, O’Neill’s inescapably stark New England and composer Donner’s own gift at establishing mood and tone. The music strongly hints of Puccini and his disciples. It draws one in, being melodic, lushly orchestrated and dramatic, eminently suited to O’Neill’s tragic material.” … More Review of “Ile” in Herald Times Online

Premiere in St. Paul, MN

Honored to have been a part of the First Readings Project last week in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was a special treat to hear a new composition for choir beautifully performed in an intimate setting. Thanks to J. David Moore and Studio Z for the opportunity.

Radio Broadcast This Morning on WGTE with Aurea Silva Trio

Just found out that the Aurea Silva Trio will be on WGTE Radio this morning at 10 AM performing my music!  You can listen here. The Aurea Silva Trio is an innovative chamber ensemble consisting of flute, bassoon and piano. The trio is committed to popularizing the existing pieces for this instrumentation, and are excited to commission collaborative … More Radio Broadcast This Morning on WGTE with Aurea Silva Trio

Carnegie Hall Debut

Last weekend was the premiere of Mountain Suite for String Orchestra by Chamber Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall. Thanks to Salvatore di Vittorio and the Chamber Orchestra of New York for making this happen and to my family and friends who came to support me!