Works performed by Earplay:

Joycesketch II
Scenes From Adolescence

Born in New York in 1945, David Schiff has composed a wide range of music from operas to jazz compositions and has also written books about the music of Elliott Carter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. Among his best known compositions are the opera Gimpel the Fool, chamber works such as Scenes from Adolescence and New York Nocturnes, orchestral compositions Slow Dance, Stomp, Canzona, and Infernal, concertos for timpani, clarinet and jazz violin, and jazz-oriented works such as Shtik, Borscht Belt Follies, and Mountains/Rivers.

Schiff studied at Columbia University, Cambridge University, the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. Since 1980 he has taught music at Reed College, Portland, Oregon.

[from program for February 10, 2014 concert]