Discover the inspiration behind the Hōkūleʻa symphony, RAISE HAWAIKI. Hear from composer Michael-Thomas Foumai, author Sam Low and master navigator Nainoa Thompson in a special 4-part series presentation exploring the creative process of capturing the legacy of Hōkūleʻa and Polynesian Voyaging through symphonic music, Raising Hawaiki: Composing the Hōkūleʻa Symphony.
Inspired by color and the poetry and prose of three young writers from Maine, composer Michael-Thomas Foumai discusses the creative inspiration behind his new three movement orchestral work, The Telling Rooms, commissioned by the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
In partnership with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO), BECOMING BEETHOVEN is a series documenting the creative process in completing the 2014 PSO Young American Composers Competition Commission. Updated on a bi-weekly basis, composer Michael-Thomas Foumai will cover and track the creative choices and challenges in bringing together a new work inspired by the Beethoven Symphonies.