Civic Initiatives


Conservation Trilogy

In 2006, The Conservation Trilogy was written – ‘A Woods So Green’, ‘A Separate Peace’ and ‘The Journey Song’.

‘A Woods So Green’ was created to support a grassroots campaign to preserve the White Plains Greenway (pictured above).

‘A Separate Peace’ was written when an Olmstead-designed institutional park was threatened with development.

‘The Journey Song’ was developed for VolunteerMusic’s family concert at the Summer on The Hudson concert series in Riverside Park.

It’s theme is the life passage shared by a river, a tree and a child.


Preservation Trilogy

In 2007, The Preservation Trilogy was completed, consisting of ‘Automat-ic Pie’(MP3), ‘Manhattan Avenue’ and ‘You Will Find A Story There’.

‘Automati-ic Pie’ was performed before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, as part of the effort to secure landmark status for an historic building.

‘Manhattan Avenue’ was created as part of a campaign to secure landmark status for some of the remarkable buildings in that neighborhood.

‘You Will Find A Story There’ is an educational song written to support a preservation curriculum offered by New York’s LandmarkWest.

‘You Will Find A Story There’
Story 1 (MP3), with reference vocal
Story 2 (MP3), without reference vocal

Jose Gallegos, a New York city based musician and producer, arranged and recorded tracks to be used in the program.


Other ‘Concerts for Communities’ Sites

Peace and Justice Song
From NYC - A One Man Band