Honored to announce that I have been awarded 2nd Prize in The American Prize Competition for Conducting (Opera/Musical Theatre – Community Division) for “HMS Pinafore!”
This was my third production as Music Director with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society and I couldn’t be prouder to receive this recognition on behalf of the Society. Really looking forward to next month’s performance of “The Pirates of Penzance (or, The Slave of Duty)!”
Very honored to be the guest composer at the New Jersey Music Teachers’ Association 2016 State Conference!
I received a commission to compose a set of three progressive solo piano pieces and one duo piece for this year’s conference. The winners, aged 5-17, performed the pieces on a special concert yesterday with over 100 people in attendance. Thanks to Chairperson Emily Lau and everyone else who made this possible!
Some more exciting news…
I’m a Semi-Finalist in The American Prize for composition! I advanced with “Mountain Suite” in the Orchestra division and “Ile” in the Opera, Theatre, Film division.
Some exciting news…
I’m a Finalist in The American Prize for solo piano! I submitted the video of my performance of “Rhapsody in Blue” from December 2015 on a concert presented by the Birmingham Musicale.
Had such a great experience at the Miami Summer Music Festival this summer! Enjoy these pics!
Just finished a great production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society!
From a review by Wendy Wright, A2View.com, April 9, 2016 –
…the reason most people see a Gilbert and Sullivan production is for the music and music director Ezra Donner does not disappoint. Under his direction the large orchestra is nuanced and does not overpower the singers and the chorus sounds terrific.
(Read the full review at “This HMS Pinafore is smooth sailing at UMGASS.”)
Please enjoy these photos! (Photos by Marilyn Gouin.)
So excited to have finished my second run as music director for the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society! Our Fall 2015 production was “Patience (or, Bunthorne’s Bride).”
Please enjoy these pictures from the show and Friday night’s afterglow!
photos by Marilyn Gouin.
Arrived at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco around 12:15 for my concert beginning at 1:15. The concert was a success and it was great to see everyone there!
Very happy to bring “The American Piano” to The Little Shul in Philadelphia! Enjoy these photos of the beautiful interior of this historic synagogue!
Honored to have the opportunity to bring “The American Piano” to Richwood, West Virginia, courtesy of my friend Robert Johnson. Enjoy these pics!