Complicated Optimism
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Debut recording of this talented composer's energetic and introspective music.

Rodney Rogers has written music for a wide variety of media, including orchestra, chorus, wind ensemble and chamber groups. He first gained national recognition as a composer while in college with BMI Awards, the ASCAP Foundation Grant for Young Composers and a fellowship to Tanglewood. Named "Distinguished Composer of the Year" in 1989 by the Music Teachers National Association for his composition Riffing in Tandem, he has also received a NEA Consortium Commission and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yadoo Artist Colony. Today, he is on the composition faculty at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Rodney Rogers, composer
Riffing in Tandem
Robert Hamilton, Mark Fuller, pianos

Rodney Rogers, composer
Two Views
Lawrence University Chamber Ensemble, Steven Jordheim, conductor

Rodney Rogers, composer
Voices Rising
Robert Spring, clarinet

Rodney Rogers, composer
Crossing the Bar
Carol Meyer, soprano, Marsha Johnson, piano

Rodney Rogers, composer
Numbering the Stars
Palo Verde Brass

Rodney Rogers, composer
Prevailing Winds
Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, Robert Levy, conductor

Rodney Rogers, composer
Alleluia Sing the Stars
Arizona State University Concert Choir, Colleen Brunson, soprano, David Stocker, conductor

Review to come.