We need our space program back!

What truly saddens me is you don’t see this amazing sight anymore – the launch of an American spacecraft, the cheers from the thousands of onlookers, the excitement and thrill of the ride to orbit. Instead we now rely on Russia to launch our astronauts to space and private space companies to resupply the International Space Station. It’s just a disgrace. Now China is preparing to begin a series of launches toward the goal of landing on the moon. India is also ramping up their space program, and let’s not forget about Japan and the European Space Agency. America’s space program lies in waste as funding continues to be cut, as we wait for NASA who is trying to build the next generation of spacecraft to take us to the moon and beyond – yet continues to have its budget cut. Space isn’t a frivolous venture, it’s one with incredible returns in science, medicine and exploration. I miss seeing those mighty ships lift off from Kennedy Space Center proudly wearing the American flag. I hope to see it again someday.

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A Powerful Testimony

On Sunday, August 6th, I delivered the communion message at my church, the Northern Virginia Church of Christ. This wasn’t a message about me, it was all about how God turned things around at the last minute for me. I went from a state of major losses, deep depression, unemployment and hopelessness to a state of incredible thankfulness and joy after a series of three major events all within one month in 2015. Here is my message from Sunday, I think anyone should watch this – not just believers. Mainly because it’s an encouraging story that shows that even in your darkest hour – God is listening, God knows what is on your heart.

Oh and by the way, our spiritual leader (ie. pastor) is a huge New England Patriots fan. Just some context for the ending.  🙂

Summer Update

Hey all, just a little update on the goings on here. First and foremost I am working on a new Impromptu for piano which I hope to have done by the end of July (ie. 10 days). After that I will be taking a short break and in late September I will begin the dive into what will be the largest composition I have ever undertaken – a four movement piano sonata, which I hope to have completed sometime around Christmas, before 2018 for sure. So stay tuned for more updates and a new piece soon! Thank you for your continued support.

As always you can hear all of my music at my web site: Opus

New Album coming June 14th!

As if I didn’t just release an album back in May, now there’s another one. This time it’s a collection of works for Piano. The album will go live on Spotify at midnight June 14th, and the album will be available for free download around the same time on my web site! The big difference is, if you download the album off my web site, you get a bonus track, a digital booklet and the album artwork. So mark your calendars for the new album: Works for Piano – June 14th!

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NEW WORK! Impromptu in F minor

Just when I thought I might take a little break after the blood, sweat and tears that came from working on my Violin Sonata from January to April, a new piece came to me one afternoon and it was almost completely finished in my head. So I began working on it and finished it today. I am proud to present my new composition: Impromptu in F minor, Op. 49 – this one is called “Dark” or in the German “Finster”. Enjoy! This one is on YouTube and on SoundCloud.

Violin Sonata No. 2 has been released!

I am very proud to announce that the Violin Sonata No. 2 in C Major is now available! You can download the album at the link below (free of charge) and you will get a bonus track, digital booklet and album artwork. If you’re a Spotify user you can hear it on Spotify sometime today by searching for Kevin F.J. Harris.

Download the album here:  opus.pixelworxfactory.com

The Countdown has Begun

The countdown has begun for the debut of my Violin Sonata No. 2 in C Major. On Tuesday, May 16th at midnight – the sonata will go live on YouTube, Spotify and my web site. If you download the album from my web site you get a bonus track, digital booklet and album artwork.

Head over to opus.pixelworxfactory.com on May 16th and I hope you enjoy the new composition!

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