For the 60th Anniversary of the All Cape and Islands Music Festival I was commissioned to write the closing work for the combined ensembles. As an alumnus of the festival is was especially meaningful to contribute in this way. The resulting work was "The Mad Wind," a setting of the poem by Clark Ashton Smith. With over 300 students on Barnstable High School's stage, it was truly a Mahlerian moment. I also served as accompanist for the SATB choir directed by my friend Reagan Paras. My rehearsal photo doesn't quite do it justice, but the Cape Cod Times photographer captured some great moments.