STATEN ISLAND SONGS

With his opera "The Grapes of Wrath" (heard at Carnegie Hall last season), Ricky Ian Gordon established himself as a major composer. He accompanies the fine young singers of the Five Boroughs Music Festival (joined by the clarinettist Todd Palmer)in a program of his songs to be presented both on Staten Island and in Manhattan. (5bmf.org.)
- Russell Platt, The New Yorker, September 2010