Composer Christopher LaRosa recently set to music my poem “Nights of 1998,” from my book All of You on the Good Earth, for a baritone accompanied by sinfonietta. The piece premiered on Thursday, March 8th, 2018 in Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University at Bloomington, performed by the Vera Quartet, with baritone soloist Zachary Coates, directed by David Dzubay. You may visit the original post here.
Now, “Nights of 1998” will be performed again in Mexico City by UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) on May 29th (I may attend the performance). You can watch a short video that includes an interview with Chris LaRosa in which he explains “the poem is basically about a raucous night in New York, filled with lots of partying and people and music, and it’s just a wild party with the ensemble and the singers having a great time.”