About Girl in Six Beats


Opera review: An unusual collaboration leads to premiere of ‘Girl in Six Beats.' Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald, April 24, 2018. 

Teenagers collaborate with a composer to write an opera. NewscenterMaine.com, April 18, 2018.

Opera Maine, the Telling Room and USM Collaborate on a New Opera Told by Teens. Portland Press Herald, April 17, 2018. 

Girls Find Their Voice by Writing an Original Opera. The Forecaster, April 17, 2018. 

About the Summer King

MOT, Willie Horton celebrate Negro Leagues player Josh Gibson. Detroit Free Press, May 19, 2018. 

New Opera in Detroit Explores Life, Career of Negro Leagues Legend Josh Gibson. May 11, 2018, WDET (interview). 

Opera meets baseball in MOT's 'The Summer King,' a work about a Negro leagues legend. Detroit Free Press, May 10, 2018. 

‘The Summer King’ debuts at Detroit Opera House. The Detroit News, May 10, 2018. 

The Summer King. OperaHere Podcast, April 2018. 

Michigan Opera Theatre and Detroit Tigers take baseball lovers out to the opera. Michigan Radio, July 27, 2017. 

The Summer King (review). Opera News, July, 2017. 

Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Tigers honor Negro leagues' Josh Gibson, other greats. Detroit Free Press, June 30, 2017.

The Detroit Tigers and Michigan Opera Theatre team up to explore impact of art and sports on race relations. Blac Detroit, June 2017. 

Video Integral to The Summer King at Pittsburgh Opera. Stage-Directions.com, May 10, 2017.

‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ and ‘The Summer King—The Josh Gibson Story’ Reviews. Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2017. 

Ticket sales for "The Summer King". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staff Blogs (Liz Bloom), May 9, 2017. 

Breathing joy and life into the Negro Leagues, a museum finds warmth where heartache might be expected. Yankees Magazine, May 5, 2017.

The Summer King: Pittsburgh Opera’s First World Premiere. I Care If You Listen, May 5, 2017. 

Post-Gazette coverage of Pittsburgh Opera's "The Summer King". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staff Blogs (Liz Bloom), May 4, 2017. 

Brian O'Neill: Josh Gibson's epic story takes center stage. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2017.

Pittsburgh kids learn history through opera in 'The Summer King' [video]. WTAE, Pittsburgh, May 4, 2017. 

Day 212- Summer King- Baseball and Opera- Josh Gibson Story is a Homerun/Vocals a Single. Empty Nest Blog, May 4, 2017. 

Josh Gibson is a Doomed Monarch in The Summer King. Pittsburgh Magazine, May 3, 2017. 

Splendid world premiere depicts the life of Negro Leagues great Josh Gibson. Pittsburgh City Paper, May 3, 2017. 

Theater review: ‘Summer King’ best opera I’ve ever seen. DKPittsburghSports.com, May 3, 2017. 


IPB Josh Gibson Summer King [video]. Root Sport Pittsburgh, May 2, 2017. 

Review: Pittsburgh Opera's new 'The Summer King' makes for thought-provoking performance. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 30, 2017.

Portland composer fulfills dream, hits home run with baseball opera. Portland Press Herald, April 30, 2017. 

Review: The Summer King hits a home run. Dystnow, April 30, 2017. 

Portland composer’s baseball opera, a tribute to Negro League star, set for world premiere. Portland Press Herald, April 28, 2017. 

Baseball opera with Pittsburgh roots destined to be a hit. Jewish Chronicle, April 27, 2017. 

Josh Gibson: Unsung, until now. The Pitt News, April 20, 2017. 

Stuff of Legends. Pittsburgh Magazine, April 2017. 

'Rigoletto' to open MOT's 2017-18 season. Detroit Free Press, March 30, 2017.

King of Diamonds. Opera News, April, 2017. 

Opera Tells Story of Negro Leagues Baseball Star Josh Gibson. Associated Press, March 21, 2017.

Opera, Gibson Foundation promote ‘The Summer King’. New Pittsburgh Courier, March 14, 2017. 

Dan Sonenberg & Sam Helfrich - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Summer King." [AUDIO] WQED.org, September 9, 2016. 

5 U.S. Opera Premieres Bringing American Subjects to the Stage. WQXR.org, March 28, 2016.

In its 78th season, a world premiere for Pittsburgh Opera. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 14, 2016.

Mainer’s opera, ‘The Summer King,’ to premiere in Pittsburgh. Portland Press Herald, February 15, 2016.

‘The Summer King’ takes risks, but has potential to be a classic. [Review] Portland Press Herald, May 9, 2014. 

Portland composer writes opera about Negro Leagues baseball star. Portland Forecaster/Bangor Daily News, January 7, 2014. 

A Negro Leagues opera will make its debut this year. Kansas City Star, January 2, 2014. 

Maine composer wins arts grant for new opera. Portland Press Herald, December 12, 2013.

Review: ‘The Summer King’ arias a moving performance. Portland Press Herald, April 15, 2012 

Street Scenes: Opera on a Brooklyn Sidewalk. Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2007. 

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About Rock Music

Review: Lovers of Fiction, "Long Overdue," (Indie rock, Portland). Bangor Daily News, January 5, 2016. 

Lovers of Fiction. [Album review] The Bollard, December 3, 2015. 

LOVERS OF FICTION – LONG OVERDUE. Sleeping Bag Studios (blog). December 4, 2015. 

Dan Sonenberg. [Album review] The Bollard, October 6, 2014.

A Debut Short from Lovers of Fiction. Portland Phoenix, June 20, 2013. 

CD Review: Lovers of Fiction’s EP strays from the beaten path. Portland Press Herald, July 3, 2013.