New CD from soprano
Melanie Helton

and pianist/composer
Ricky Ian Gordon


Blue Griffin label

Blue Griffin Recording presents:
New CD of songs by Ricky Ian Gordon performed by
the fabulous Melanie Helton and composer at the piano.
The crown jewel of this CD is a world-premiere recording of
“and flowers pick themselves”
(Five Songs for Soprano and Orchestra
on Poetry by e. e. cummings)
with Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra,
Raphael Jimenez, conductor
CD is produced and engineered by Sergei Kvitko
Cover Painting by Sheila Wolff
CD launch concert with Melanie and Ricky:
October 19, 2008 at 3 PM
Molly Grove Chapel, First Presbyterian Church
510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, Michigan
"and flowers..." Hits Airwaves

Last night WNYC's Spinning on Air with David Garland marked a radio debut of "and flowers pick themselves".

To quote WNYC website: "As part of WNYC's "Our Lenny" celebration of Leonard Bernstein's music and influence, host David Garland presented both some of Bernstein's own songs, and the work of contemporary songwriters such as Luke Temple, Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond, Sport Murphy, Dan Goldman, Ricky Ian Gordon, and others, who seem influenced by Bernstein's model of blending Art and Pop into emotional, sophisticated songs."

The track chosen to represent the CD was "who knows if the moon's", track 18

 For a full playlist click here