May 30 and 31, 2015--"Silicon Valley Moms: Views from an ESL Class,"
a multi-media choral work, WORLD PREMIERE performances in San Jose and
NEW CD releases featuring Houghton works:
"Feels Like a Passacaglia" was given a first performance on
March 8, 2015, in an arrangement for organ and handbells by Cyril
Deaconoff, organist, First Presbyterian Church, Oakland, California.
Cellist Dmitri Atapine presented the WORLD PREMIERE of "Andean Suite" on February 20, 2015, on a program entitled "The American Cello," with Hyeyeon Park, piano, in Nightingale Hall at University of Nevada, Reno.
"Te lucis ante terminum" was recorded by the American Creators Ensemble Chorus at
the 2014 Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium.
Guitarist Dieter Hennings presented "Blue Shuffle" in a master class as well, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
On April 17, 2014, the Argenta Trio performed "Wilderness Portraits: Three Places in Nevada" on the Argenta Concert Series at the University of Nevada, Reno, together with works by Beethoven and Brahms.
The composer produced an hour-long benefit concert for the Reno Chamber Orchestra on January 31, 2013, at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, featuring five of her chamber works. Ruth Lenz, violin; Carol Laube, violin; Dustin Budish, viola; Peter Lenz, 'cello; Adele Park, piano; Katherine DeBoer, soprano; and James Winn, piano performed.
"One of the most well-constructed
contemporary cycles I have sung," is how Andrew White, baritone,
referred to "Five Songs on Poems of
James Wright," a work he has performed on at least three different occasions. The Songs were premiered by baritone Patrick Mason at the Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder, the previous year.