Recorded Live at Yamaha Artist Services Studio NY


James Adler has been named a Silver Medal Winner in the composition category of The Global Music Awards for his work on That Star in the Picture.

Featuring Victoria Livengood in
Pie Jesu; Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“As usual with this composer, James Adler’s ‘Pie Jesu’ is nothing but beauty. This new chamber music version gives us the warm embrace of horn, cello, clarinet, and piano. Victoria Livengood’s is the voice of comfort, and beauty.”

Christopher Purdy
Broadcast Manager/On-Air Host
WOSU Public Media/Classical 101
April 26, 2023

Adler possesses a genuine melodic gift. “Pie Jesu,” originally the seventh movement from Memento mori: An AIDS Requiem, works beautifully here in a sensitive arrangement for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, horn, cello, and piano.

Henry Fogel
Fanfare Magazine

What they’re  saying about
James Adler’s That Star in the Picture

“James Adler writes beautiful melodies.”

Judith Clurman
Conductor, Essential Voices USA
Faculty, Manhattan School of Music
April 25, 2023

French hornist Kyle Walker, creative consultant Lonnie Park, James Adler, mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood, clarinetist Francis Novak, cellist Adam Fisher

“Breathing fresh life into the Art Song form, That Star in the Picture proves that excellent words plus passionate music still complement each other just as colorfully as in the days of the Victorian parlor song when a whole story could be told in a song. James Adler has chosen texts by Emily Dickinson and from the poets of today, to weave story-telling with music of the highest order.”

Cordelia Brown
Music Director
Kansas Public Radio
April 28, 2023

James Adler, soprano Shana Farr, cellist Adam Fisher, oboist Brian Shaw, and flutist Denise Koncelik

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