(b Bardonia, NY, 1956).
Amer. composer and conductor. Ass. cond. Brooklyn PO 1984–7, NY Met 1987–90. Prin. cond. Opera Co. of Philadelphia from 1990. Mus. dir. Festival of Two Worlds (Spoleto and Charleston) from 1992. Devised new ending to Puccini's Turandot from Alfano sketches. Works incl. For Lost Loved Ones, orch. (1980–4); A Moon for the Misbegotten, vn., pf. (1987); Serenade, ten., orch. (1990).