Letters to Engels

A short solo opera. Marx sings three of his letters to Engels. Music by Avner Finberg, Libretto by Edward Einhorn. Performed by Jonathan Kline, Maria Dessena on piano. Part of Untitled Theater Company No. 61’s Money Lab, an economic vaudeville, performed March 2015 at HERE Arts Center

The Exagoge: Greens

The Exagoge is an opera-theater event, inspired by a 2nd Century play by Ezekiel the Tragedian. In this scene Moses is rescued in the desert by Tziporra after fleeing the Pharaoh following the killing of the slave master. Libretto by Edward Einhorn. Adrienne Danrich, Soprano, James Rodgers, tenor, Maria Dessena, piano. Performed June 2019 at The Triad Theater in New York City


Maqamat is the plural of “Maqam”, the Arabic term for the set of notes used as the basis for all classical Arab music (much like a scale or a mode). Inspired by the music of Farid al-Atrash, one of the great Oud musicians of the 20th century. Cello: Yi Qun Xu. From the Noree Arts Playscape 2016 Dance and Music Festival, New York City.


Festival Orchestra of the Banaue International Music Composition Competition | Chino Toledo, conductor Recorded at the Final of The Banaue International Music Composition Competition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 25, 2018.

A Taste of Damnation
Music from the opera A Taste of Damnation. Libretto by Edward Einhorn. Anna: Alexis Rodda, Soprano. Phinneas: Mark Nimar, Tenor. Old Man: Roland Burks, Bass. Performed at Manhattan School of Music, April 2015.


For Brass Quintet. Rebecca Steinberg, Lynn Chao, Trumpet; Alex Depew, Horn; Derek Cooper, Trombone; Tyler Schwarian, Tuba. Conducted by Avner Finberg. Manhattan School of Music, December 2013