I am extremely excited about the premiere tonight of my newly commissioned piece for the violin and cimbalom duo Lamnth, which was the dream, which was the veil? Working with Lilit Hartunian and Nick Tolle on this piece has been incredibly rewarding, and I look forward to the recording session we have scheduled this weekend. Stay tuned for a release of new violin music! Tonight is also special because I’ve curated a program at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall that celebrates the musical life of legendary NEC composition faculty member Arthur Berger. There will be performances of his works, in addition to premieres by my wonderful colleagues Kati Ag√≥cs, Stratis Minakakis, and Rodney Lister, as well as a new collaboration between Ran Blake and John Mallia. It’s going to be a memorable night.Lamnth