“River of January” (1991) excerpts

Excerpts from “River of January”, commissioned in 1991 by The Juilliard School and recorded¬† in 2023, released May 2024 on Neuma Records. Featuring Erin Lesser, flutes; Jennifer Choi, violin; Yves Dhar, cello, David Cossin, percussion; Geoffrey Burleson, keyboard; Rick Baitz, Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer programming.

Written for young audiences, “River of January” was awarded the 1993 Delius Composition Award, and was selected to represent the US in the ISCM World New Music Days in Mexico City. In 2023, “River of January” was again chosen to be performed in the centenary World New Music Days, and Rick played the keyboard part in Cape Town, South Africa, along with stellar South African musicians.