Announcement that the cover art for forthcoming CD release of “A Hopeful Place” has been designed by Dewynters LTD of London, the company responsible for such iconic images as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Sunset Blvd., Chess, Aspects of Love, Follies (London production) and numerous other West End musicals.
Dan arranges and music directs selections for a backers audition of “Lady Luxury”, a 1915 “lost” Broadway hit musical which director JJ Hickey is hoping to mount into a large stage production.
Dan music directs and conducts Nathan Wang’s “Orpheus” for LA Opera’s Education & Community Engagement department. Directed by Eli Villanueva, this is a modern retelling of the Orpheus story featuring Orson van Gay II, Cedric Barry, Danielle Bond and Leroy Villanueva.
Dan musical directs a backers reading of “American Klezmer”, a new Jewish immigrant-themed musical directed by Judith Rose and written by Ilya Levinson, Owen Kalt & Joanne Koach.
Dan orchestrates “Beaches – A New Musical” for the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago. Music by David Austin, lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and book by Dart and Thom Thomas. Directed by Eric Schaeffer. Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor. Show runs from July 2 through August 16.
Dan assists orchestrator Jonathan Tunick on “Waterfall”, a new musical with music by David Shire and book/lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. Directed by Tak Viravan & musical direction by John McDaniel. It runs at the Pasadena Playhouse from May 28 to June 29.
Dan’s “Arioso for Oboe, Percussion & Strings” is premiered by oboist Lara Wickes, conductor Nir Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony. The piece is met with great acclaim and is broadcast on K-USC in August 2015.
“Schindler’s List: The Film Music of John Williams” is released on BSX Records. It features studio musicians Elizabeth Hedman (violin), Donald Foster (clarinet) and David Washburn (trumpet) as soloists accompanied by Dan in chamber arrangements of Williams’ iconic themes. Arrangements are by Williams and Redfeld. Album is produced by Redfeld.