Eakin at Carnegie Hall again!

The National Women’s Honor Chorus will premiere the SSAA version of “Blessed are the Peacemakers” at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium on February 2, 2020. Under the baton of world-renowned conductor, Dr. Timothy Seelig, this will be a performance you don’t want to miss!

PBS documentary featuring #twitterlieder broadcast nation-wide

A PBS documentary featuring a performance of #twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts, is now being broadcast nation-wide. With original tweets by Charles Anthony Silvestri, the documentary explores a performance by the Virgina Choral’s Young Singer’s Project (Bryson Mortensen, conductor) as tweets parallel moments in the singers lives. Look for it on your local PBS affiliate!

Sugar score completed

The score for "Sugar" is now complete! This short film written and directed by Stephen Anderson, director of Disney's "Meet the Robinsons" and "Winnie the Pooh," captures a moment in an aspiring rocker's life when he's hit rock-bottom. The score was a blast and mimicked 80's hair metal! It is now off to the festivals.  So much fun working with this amazing crew!!

"Behold, the Gate" premiere stirs audience

"Behold, the Gate" for TTBB & Orchestra premiered to a packed Davies Symphony Hall April 14th & 15th. I composed the music and the multi-talented Tim Seelig wrote the lyrics. Here is what Roger Brigham, editor of Edge, said about the performance:

"Behold, the Gate" composed by James Eakin III with lyrics by artistic director Timothy Seelig, was a stunning and powerful introduction for the entire evening, teasing the audience with the emotions it would soon be flexing. It captured the breathless joy and wonder so many of us have had as we have discovered San Francisco and lived our own tales in our city."


"Cut to the Chase" score completed

The score for the feature film, "Cut to the Chase," is now finished! It was so much fun working with so many talented people on this film.  "Cut to the Chase," an action thriller, was written and directed by Blayne Weaver, and stars Weaver, Lyndie Greenwood (Fox's "Sleepy Hollow), Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens), and Erin Cahill (Pink Power Ranger). 

#twitterlieder premiere a huge success!

On April 1 & 2 the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus premiered my latest choral song-cycle, #twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts at Davies Symphony Hall. It was an overwhelming success with the Bay Times calling it a “highlight for many in the audience.”  I can’t thank Tim Seelig and the talented singers in the chorus enough for their masterful performance! An SATB version will be available soon! Contact me for more details.

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