The Quintet of the Americas had commissioned me for a performance in the Spring of 2014, but before i could complete the commission, I I suffered a severe brain injury. Seven years later, I finally finished the work.
I first met Barbara Oldham and the 5tet of the Americas at the 2012 Queens New Music Festival. They heard a piece of mine that they liked as much as I liked their performance at the festival, I guess. This is my first woodwind quintet.
On May 24, 2021, Max Lifchitz will perform Jade Dance for piano during a North/South Consonance virtual concert.
I am presently working on a song cycle of Audrienne Rich songs for baritone Jeremy Hsu.