Music compositions

English Libretto for Hans Krasa Children’s Opera, Brundibar, 2009

Musical theatre, Noah, multimedia dance theatre work, 1995

Musical theatre, Hidden Channel,opera, 1991

Concert music, Ethos, text by Timothy Findley, and poetry by Janice Rappaport, 1982

Musical theatre, Hogtown, Bayview Playhouse, 1981

Concert music, Spring, String Quartet + rock group Maneige, 1980

Concert music, Israel, tenor, choir, harp & percussion, performed at Ontario Place, 1978

Musical theatre, Composer In Residence, Toronto Arts Productions, Leon Major, repertory season, Berthold Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle and other plays, St. Lawrence Centre, 1976

Musical theatre, Sweet Summersaults, Toronto Dance Theatre, 1976

Concert music, Concerto for Contemporary Violin, 1976

Concert music, Concerto for Contemporary Flute, Moe Koffman soloist, 1975

Musical theatre, Prometheus Bound, with Irene Worth, 1971

Musical theatre, Marat Sade, Trinity Playhouse, 1969

Concert music, for symphony orchestras and rock group, 1969

Musical theatre, Ballet High, for classical ballet company and rock group, first such,1969

Musical theatre, Get Thee To Canterbury, Off-Broadway Sheridan Square Playhouse, composer and producer, 1967

Review of Hoffert Violin Concerto (Marquis Classics ERAD145)

The composer’s note on the piece gave advance warning: “The violin soloist is required to use jazz, rock and other contemporary stylings, and occasionally the violin is processed electronically through echo loops.” That’s enough to raise eyebrows in advance.. but the piece is saved by the abiding lyricism of the violin line, which soars and swoops in the best Romantic style. At times, indeed, it achieves the simple and unalloyed beauty that makes Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto so memorable… The sound [is] bright and sparkling…– Andrew Patton, from www.classical.net