Come join me THIS Saturday afternoon in Pasadena for, not only the debut concert of an exciting new orchestra, but the world premiere of my short, spunky work for string orchestra, “Greek Dance“! Originally written for string quartet back in 2002, I was specially invited to create this arrangement of that tune for the strings of the Neue World Orchestra Project.
NWOP’s first concert will open with a world premiere arrangement of the animated and whimsical new piece, “Greek Dance”, arranged specifically for the group by contemporary composer Sarah Wallin Huff. Following the Wallin Huff premiere piece, violinist Yu-Ting Wu performs Saint-Saëns’ dazzling and seductive “Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra”, a piece that commands a balance of athletic virtuosity and grace from the violin. Concluding the program is Russian pianist Ekaterina Bessmeltseva, who makes her LA debut with Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major”, a concerto that is overflowing with songful melodies suffused with delicate and impressive artistry from the soloist and orchestra. (—>Concert Info)
Again the concert is FREE, and it’s Saturday March 10, starting at 1pm. Reserve your place by getting tickets here!
I’m really looking forward to it; hope to see you there! 😉
Now Available for Everyone… Experience the mythological tale that under-girds the epic 25-minute Concerto! Enter the Story here…This original picture-book and poem by Sarah Wallin Huff features the three movements and subsections found within her 2008 concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, synth, and orchestra, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep,” allowing the reader to dive…
We’ll be playing treble trios – music written for three violins. Our program will consist of music from a variety of styles and eras, from Classical to folk, tango to anime, and even feature a movement from my Grammy-nominated “Counterpoint Invariable”!
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