The Denver Pops Orchestra has commissioned Rip Van Winkle, a concertino for tuba and orchestra, which will be premiered by her husband, Kevin Specht, on Feburary 24, 2018 in Denver.
Elena was commissioned to write Maranatha for the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra. It will be premiered on February 9-10, 2018 in Denver and Boulder.
The GBYO Wind Ensemble will premiere Three Places in the West on May 6, 2018 in Boulder.
For the second year in a row, Elena will be participating in CU's New Opera Workshop. She will have a 30-minute opera scene performed on June 16, 2018.
Listen to and watch recent performances here.
Aquilegia Chorale and Knight Ride were performed on December 14, 2017 by the beginning bands at North and South Valley Middle Schools, where her husband teaches band.
Elena's horn octet, On the Summit, was premiered by the CU horn studio on October 22, 2017 and performed again on November 1.
Dust to Dirt, an opera scene, was performed with staging and costumes on June 17, 2017 as a part of CU's New Opera Workshop - Composer Fellows' Initiative.
The Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble performed Kateri's Lullaby in Macky Auditorium in Boulder, CO on April 30, 2017.
The CU Wind Symphony premiered Embers to Ash on their April 20, 2017 concert. The piece was selected as the winner of the CU 2015 Wind Ensemble Composition Competition.
Elena's string quartet Sparks Fly Upward was performed by the Altius Quartet on April 12, 2017 at CU.
Elena's work for solo piano, The Plains, was performed at CU on March 22, 2017 by pianist Grace Burns.