RICHARD RATNER,
COMPOSER




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The Andante for Strings continues to gain popularity. It will be performed in Salt Lake City and in California in the coming months.  Where I Live premiered in Carnegie Hall, performed by the Mississippi State University Singers the direction of Dr. Gary Packwood accompanied by the Hall's resident orchestra. The orchestral version of Todesfuge premiered last Summer in Dvorak Hall in Prague. The new Quintet for Piano and Strings premiered on a faculty recital at the Interlochen music camp July 31. A recording of that performance is available here. A first draft of the Violin Concerto is complete and has been posted here. The fabulous Barbara Dever  and Alexander Timofeev premiered A Shelley Triptych in Philadelphia, February 21, 2016. The Walden Chamber players gave the New England premiere of the Quintet  Spring 2016   http://www.indianhillmusic.org/kalliroscope.html  .   It was played on the Musica Viva series at Virginia Tech in late 2017, and will be played twice at the Red Rocks festival in Phoenix and Sedona end of Summer 2018.