CD Review in Choir & Organ Magazine
The November / December issue of Choir & Organ gives five stars to soft blink of amber light, the recently released album by Houston Chamber Choir and Robert Simpson. Calling the composers on the album "very gifted," reviewer Shirley Ratcliffe also says that my work A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass "provides a triumphant ending to a very interesting programme." Read more here.
Ithaca College Alumni Award
Dominick is proud to be the recipient of this year's Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Ithaca College. Given annually to one alumnus who has graduated within the past 5 to 15 years and who is excelling in his or her profession, all recipients have been recognized as emerging leaders in their fields. Dominick accepted the award from the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors during an honorary dinner on October 8th as part of Alumni Weekend 2016. See the award ceremony video and read more.
Juventas Releases "Spectres" on New Dynamic Records
Cutting-edge new works by Nick Omiccioli, Baljinder Sekhon, Erich Stem, Peter Van Zandt Lane and Dominick DiOrio performed by Juventas New Music Ensemble and Lidiya Yankovskaya with countertenor Andrew Rader, gambist Eric Fisher, and NOTUS: IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Purchase on CDBaby.
The Captured Goddess - New Music Video and EP Release
Fiery flames and smoldering vapor plumes. Wildflowers and wild grasses. An elemental goddess at the mercy of humankind.
American poet Amy Lowell’s 1914 prescient and haunting poem, The Captured Goddess, is told through intense imagery: from Houston's Memorial Drive wildflowers to the blazing flares and glowing smoke plumes of our city's ship channel. A seven minute mini-opera, The Captured Goddess illuminates contemporary urban life and our ever-pressing forward, ever-changing world.
The Captured Goddess; Music by Dominick DiOrio; Misha Penton, soprano; Meredith Harris, viola; Kyle Evans, piano; Toni Valle, dancer and choreographer; Misha Penton, director; Raul Casares, director of photography; Cliff Davis, editor; Audio recorded by Todd Hulslander at The Geary Performance Studio, Houston Public Media.
Online release: Tuesday, October 27: mishapenton.com