News and Announcements

The New Year

The Weston Music Center and School of the Performing Arts will begin its 2015-2016 season on September 9.

News of our Faculty Members

The recording of Duo for violin and cello by Allen Brings, performed by Weston Music Center colleagues Deborah Wong and Adam Grabois, was released in 2014 on the Navona label of Parma Recordings. In August Navona Records also released a recording of music by members of Connecticut Composers entitled Spectra that included his performance of Time Pieces by Music Center faculty member Margaret Collins Stoop. On Nov. 15, 2014 he performed his Three Studies for Piano, four-hands, at Georgia State University, and his Reflections on three paintings by Paul Klee was performed three times in California by members of the Cadlillac Moon Ensemble between Oct. 10 and Oct. 17. At a concert presented by the Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) in Melville, NY, on Jan. 23, 2015 he heard a performance of his Suite for wind quintet. As a composer-in-residence at Campbell University in North Carolina he heard a performance of three of his Praeludia for organ and again performed the Three Studies along with his Sonatine on March 12. On this occasion he also gave a presentation about his music for faculty and students of the University. On April 4 the first movement of his Images for flute, clarinet and piano was performed at a LICA concert at Queens College. The first performance of his A Brief Encounter Between Cello and Piano was given by cellist Camden Archambeau, a student of Adam Grabois at the Music Center, and himself in West Hartford, CT. Flutist Christopher Morrison and pianist Stephanie Watt gave two performances of his Duette, one in Melville, NY, on May 3 and another in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 14. Brings gave another performance of his Sonatine at a concert of the National Association of Composers/USA in New York on May 18. His In Paradisum for unaccompanied chorus was sung twice in New York by the Virtuoso Singers of New York conducted by Harold Rosenbaum on April 25 and again on June 14.