Piano and orchestra: 3-2-2-2 (doublings);4-2-2-1; Timp, 4 Perc; cel; strings
1996. Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, the Annapolis Symphony, and Illinois Symphony and premiered at Carnegie Hall with Alexander Paley, soloist. (March 1997). Recorded on Naxos 21st Century Classics with Paley and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orch, Gintaras Rinkevicius, cond. Released 2003. Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.
(Piano Concerto) “The audience liked what it heard, calling composer, soloist and conductor back for several bows…. This is a modern work, but is not extremely dissonant. It is, however, almost savage at times, reminding one of Prokofiev gone wild. Lovely, lyric moments are offset by stormy passages that utilize the entire orchestra.. …chances are it could enter the standard repertory and stay there for a long time.”Richmond Times Dispatch
Paley played like a man possessed…..there were shouts and cheers from the audience…. New York Times