CONCERTO GROSSO

YEAR

2015

 

INSTRUMENTATION

Chamber Orchestra:

1111/1000/Pno(4 hands)/3121

 

DURATION

6 minutes

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE

December 7, 2015

Zuoliang Liu, flute

Kristin Leitterman, oboe

Chung Yoo, clarinet

Josh Thompson, horn

Dillon Meacham, bassoon

Hsin-I Huang, Joon Yoon, piano  

Seohee Min, Hae Ji Kim, Fantee Jones, violins

Emily Brandenburg, viola

Minji Kim, Nan-Cheng Chen, cello

Isac Ryu, bass

 

Christ and St. Stephen's Church,

New York, NY, USA

PROGRAM NOTE

Concerto Grosso was composed for the Kaplan Fellows of the Bowdoin International Music Festival. The Kaplan Fellowship is a 6-week program devoted to the study of chamber and solo repetoire in Brunswick, ME. Fellowships are given to instrumentalist on violin, viola, cello, piano, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. In the summer of 2015, I was fortunate to be the festival's inaugural fellow in composition.  When the opportunity arose to compose a work for all the Kaplan Fellows, it seemed destined that the form of the Concerto Grosso was the most fitting to showcase their extraordinary talent and to unleash their collective mastery as a whole. The work is structured with several groupings of instruments in dialogue and explores baroque figurations in a more contemproary musical vocabulary.

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

April 29-May 6, 2021: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Philadelphia, PE, USA 

June 16, 2019: Fresh Inc Festival, Kenosha, WI, USA

September 8, 2018: Salomon Chamber Orchestra, Terre Haute, IN, USA

July 28, 2016: Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kaplan Fellows, Brunswick, ME, USA

December 7, 2015: Kaplan Chamber Players, New York, NY, USA