Allan Crossman has written for many soloists and ensembles. The North/South Chamber Orchestra just recorded his Flyer (cello and string orchestra), celebrating the centenary of powered flight, and which SFCCO performed so beautifully last year. The Log of the Skipper’s Wife, a musical with melodies drawn from shanties and dances, takes the stage this summer at the Yard Theater on Martha’s Vineyard; it has been produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford and the Kennedy Center. His most recent piece is BioMass, for chorus and orchestra. Projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, American Composers Forum, and Meet the Composer, among others. He is on the faculty of the SF Conservatory of Music.