Zachary's arrangement of the classic carol, Gabriel's Message, has been released on a new CD from the American Composers Forum's Innova Recordings, featuring The Crossing, Philadelphia's premier vocal ensemble. Also featuring organist Scott Dettra, the CD, Christmas Daybreak, can be ordered here.
Zachary is the subject of this month's "New Music" column in Choir & Organ Magazine. This feature interview is accompanied by a newly-commissioned organ work, Fantasia on Iste Confessor, which is available for free download (for a limited time only!) through the magazine's New Music page.
During a concert of works by American composers, the Princeton Pro Musica, led by the brilliant Ryan Brandau, will perform Zachary's Beati Quorum Remissae for double chorus. The concert will also feature music by Copland, Parker, Hogan, Erb, and Whitacre. 3:00 pm at the Princeton Meadow Event Center, Princeton Presbyterian Church, West Windsor, NJ.
The Cornell Glee Club and the Cornell Chorus will join together to premiere Zachary's new commencement ode, Come to the Road, which sets text adapted from famous African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, during their 8:00pm Senior Week Concert. The concert will also include the premiere of a new work by composer Niccolo Athens. Bailey Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
During their "Soul Mates" concert, the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, directed by Simon Carrington, will perform Zachary's choral meditation on wartime poetry, War-Dreams. The concert will also include works by Byrd, Stucky, DiOrio, Parry, and Bingham. 7:30pm at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO.
During their "Soul Mates" concert, the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, directed by Simon Carrington, will perform Zachary's choral meditation on wartime poetry, War-Dreams. The concert will also include works by Byrd, Stucky, DiOrio, Parry, and Bingham. 7:30pm at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence, KS.
As Zachary continues his year as a fellow of the Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera, he looks forward to a residency in July with the Seattle Opera. His previous residencies have taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Center City Opera.
Zachary has been named composer-in-residence at the 2013 Staunton Music Festival. Several of his works, both old and new, will be performed during the festival, which takes place August 16-24, 2013.