I Missed the Beginning

a song for mezzo, cello and piano 

text by Liza Balkan, based on her own testimony

duration: 4 Minutes

“I Missed the Beginning” was commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Borough Songbook, Volume II, and premiered by Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo), Kivi Cahn-Lipman (cello), and Jocelyn Duek (piano) at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on February 11, 2017.

Video of the premiere performance: