"Coplas" premieres today in South Africa.

I am humbled that this piece, a tribute to the couplet tradition of Panama, will be premiered in South Africa with my teacher Dr. Hannes Taljaard at the piano. South African soprano Melissa Gerber will take on the vocals. "Coplas" is a three-song cycle; its text comes from popular anonymous couplets compiled by Panamanian folklorists on the field, and a few added verses of my own as homage.