barbara mckenzie pianoBehold, Her Story of Easter, Magdalene Ensemble, Boston, MA 2008-2010

Composed in cooperation with Jim Grant and Elizabeth Anderson for the Magdalene Ensemble. Performed as a member of the ensemble with Elizabeth Anderson, cello, Janine Hawley, mezzo-soprano and Rachel Chagat, soprano.

Song Cycle on Poetry of Samuel Menashe Summer 2009

Premiered September 2009 by Allison Gagnon and Janine Hawley at the American Music Festival and Chamber Music Wilmington. Video taped and recorded an interview with Samuel Menashe for re-broadcast on NPR affiliate WHQR-91.3 FM.

These songs are lovely. They both honor the deepening simplicity of Samuel’s poems and create something new, and equally beguiling. Thank you!”
Stephen Young, The American Poetry Foundation