Dear Future Roommate

2015, Revised 2017 | baritone/piano or tenor/piano.

Poem by Mike Gioia (b.1993).

Commissioned by Lyric Fest of Philadelphia and sponsored by William Bosch and Colby Madden. Premieres: April 2, 2016 Haverford College and April 3, 2016, The Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA, with baritone Keith Phares and pianist Laura Ward. Their video interpretation is below.

The premiere recording is on the December 2019 Naxos release Living in the Body — Songs of Lori Laitman with tenor Vale Rideout and composer/pianist Lori Laitman. To purchase, please click here.

Please email me if you need a lower baritone cadenza.