On Course
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Music of lyrical sentiment coupled with animation and drama from this distinguished American composer.

The works from On Course represent a broad cross section of sonic and stylistic moments created over an almost 24 year period by composer Laurie Altman. The generative links between all the pieces seem to be an overarching lyrical sentiment coupled with the interplay of animation, dance and drama. Laurie Altman attended Mannes, studying with Lester Trimble and William Sydeman. Influences abound with Altman: The Village Vanguard (Bill Evans), the Five Spot (Monk and Trane); the Chicago Symphony, jazz performances at The Blue Note and Soundscape -- a joining of classical and jazz.
Laurie Altman, composer
South of New Jersey for String Quartet
Vesselin Gellev, violin, Zach Brock, violin, Caleb Burhans, viola, Elizabeth Thompson, cello

Laurie Altman, composer
Homage a Stravinsky for Instrumental Octet
Kenneth Ellison, clarinet, Tom Buckelew, alto sax, bass clarinet, Andrew Rathbun, tenor and soprano sax, Flora Newberry, trumpet, James Day, guitar, Randall Bauer, piano, Tomasz Rzeczycki, cello, Scott Lee, bass, Ruth Ochs, conductor

Laurie Altman, composer
Calle de La Amargura
Patrice Michaels, soprano, Helen Richman, flute, Michael Fennely, piano

Laurie Altman, composer
Theme, Variations and Finale for Two Pianos
Ena Barton and Phyllis Lehrer, duo-pianos

Laurie Altman, composer
Three Antarctic Songs
Elem Eley, baritone, Laurie Altman, piano

Laurie Altman, composer
On Course for Instrumental Octet
Fountain Chamber Music Society
Yevgeny Faniuk, flute, Alexandra Sopp, flute,Gilad Harel, clarinet, Steven Beck, piano, Jason Treuting, vibraphone, Jesse Mills, violin, Douglas Perkins, maracas, Alistair MacRae, cello, Carl Bettendorf, conductor

Laurie Altman, composer
Come Dance With Me for String Quartet and Piano
Vesselin Gellev, violin, Zach Brock, violin, Caleb Burhans, viola, Elizabeth Thompson, cello, Randall Bauer, piano

Laurie Altman, composer
States of Waiting for Solo Voice
Patrice Michaels, soprano

"[Patrice Michaels] is simply amazing. Her purity of utterance, her superb diction and, above all, her affinity for Altman's chosen mode of expression all demand the highest respect. This is gripping, hypnotic stuff..." (Fanfare)
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