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Five shows I've written, including one that ran Off-Broadway in 2006 and one currently in development

The Chagall Suite

A commissioned 8-movement piano piece inspired by Marc Chagall's artworks, and a tribute to Chagall and Elvis


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Northeast Asia travelogue

I traveled to South Korea and eastern Russia for three weeks in June 2016. The trip report is now posted.

July 15: Sarah Rice's Glamorous Nights and Careless Rapture at Salon 33, Princeton, N.J.

An evening to delight the senses! Join Sarah as she takes you back in time to an era of glamorous elegance and exquisite beauty, as depicted in the film and television classics Downton Abbey and Gosford Park. A match made in musical heaven, celebrating the songs of Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, the British music hall, and more.

When Friday, July 15, 8 p.m. (potluck dinner at 7 p.m.)
Where Salon 33
794 Alexander Road, Princeton, N.J.
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets Admission by donation
RSVP on-line
More Salon 33 site

July 19 and August 23: L'Opera Burlesque at Duane Park, NYC

See New York's premier all-singing, all-dancing burlesque troupe in their TONY "Critic's Pick" show, voted one of the top five things to do in New York City! Enjoy a visual feast of stunning women and gorgeous costumes as the Hot Box Girls seduce and chanteuse their way into your heart. Constantly evolving -- never the same show twice!

When Tuesdays, July 19 and August 23, 8 p.m.
Where Duane Park
308 Bowery, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets Show is complimentary with dinner in the dining room or drinks at the bar
Reservations on-line for parties of up to 7 people; otherwise at duanepark@earthlink.net or (212) 732-5555
More L'Opera Burlesque site
Duane Park site

August 6: Opera Under the Stars at Diliberto Winery, Jamesport, N.Y.

I'll be the pianist for spinto soprano Jodi Keogan, tenor John Tiranno, and baritone Rod Gomez in an evening of classical favorites, with a little musical theatre thrown in. Join us in the vineyard for the concert and enjoy some wine and pizza as well!

When Saturday, August 6, 7 p.m.
Where Diliberto Winery
250 Manor Lane
Jamesport, New York
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $75 including a glass of wine ($60 for wine-club members)
Reservations on-line
More Diliberto Winery site

September 25: Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus at Merkin Hall, NYC

This encore performance of the JPPC's spring concert, "To Life, to Laugh, l'Chaim! -- A Centennial Celebration in Song of Sholem Aleichem," will include choral arrangements of "Shalom aleichem malachei hasharet," "Shlof, mayn kind," Warshawsky's greatest hits, and songs from Fiddler on the Roof -- all in Yiddish! English translations will be provided. I'll be the pianist for this 40-member chorus conducted by Binyumen Schaechter and featuring guest soloists Joel Caplan, and Temma Schaechter.

When Sunday, September 25, 4:30 p.m.
Where Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $40 (students $15 at the box office with ID)
Reservations on-line starting July 20
More JPPC site
Merkin Hall site