¥ Five Quatrains premiere performance on Adalman Recital Series at Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Soprano & Robert Sirota, conductor January 10, 1997.
¥ CAJE (Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education) Seminar at Stanford University, August 17-21, 1997. Presentation on compositions inspired by Judaic studies.
¥ Night of the Murdered Poets, Chicago Sinfonietta, Orchestra Hall, Chicago; Paul Freeman, conductor, October 26-27, 1997.
¥ Composition Seminar, University of Chicago, October 28, 1997.
¥ Night of the Murdered Poets, Musica Viva, University of Missouri at Kansas City, October 29, 1997. On this concert, the composer also performed Variations with a Little Help for Piano, Left Hand Alone.
¥ Ketzel the cat's Piece for Piano, Four Paws, transcribed by the composer, won Special Mention in the Paris New Music Review's "60 Seconds for Piano" International Competition. The article in the New York Times, which appeared on November 10, 1997, was picked up by wire services around the country and throughout the world.
¥ Tehom for Three Pianos
¥ Haftarah, Fantasy for Piano Solo
¥ Variations With a Little Help for Piano, Left Hand Alone
¥ Piece for Piano, Four Paws by Ketzel the cat
All performed on Peabody Conservatory's Here & Now Series, January 21, 1998. World premiere of Ketzel's piece, performed by 10-year-old Shruti Kumar, was broadcast on National Public Radio the same day.
¥ One-hour video interview with the composer taped in New York on February 23, 1998, for Milkin Archive of American Jewish Music. This project is sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
¥ Five Quatrains published by SCI/European American Music, 1998 CD released by SCI/Capstone Records, 1998.
¥ Discussant, International Symposium, "The Act of Composition - Towards the 21st Century", Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel; Mar. 29 - Apr.3, 1998 Also delivered presentation of compositions at Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv.
¥ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Concert Series, Washington, D.C.. February 28, 1999: My Shalom, My Peace for Treble Choir, Harp and Percussion; Night of the Murdered Poets for Narrator and Ensemble. Performed by Concert Artists of Baltimore, Edward Polochick, Artistic Director.
¥ Mews' Muse for orchestra, based upon Ketzel's prize-winning piece, composed and scored summer 1999.