November 3 this year saw Salem Symphonic Winds in Oregon USA under the baton of John Skelton perform “A Richer Dust” with text by Malene Sheppard Skaerved. On this occasion the narrator was Suzanne Nance.

Conductor Dr John Skelton said of the performance “Rehearsing and performing A Richer Dust was one of the most profound experiences of my life! We had a very deep experience with the work. Thank you. It certainly took some time for the depth of the work to be understood by our ensemble. Many have told me how much they appreciate the opportunity to perform the work. Our soloist said on her Facebook page that it was the most difficult work she had ever performed. She also thanked me profusely for the opportunity to perform the work.”