POEM(2006)

20 minutes

Orchestra: 3(3.picc)222/4331/timp+perc[3]/hp/pno/str

 

I. Canto

II. Elegy

III. Epiphany

 

Commissioned by the Hawaii Youth Symphony

 

First Performance: 

April 22, 2007; Hawaii Youth Symphony,

conducted by Henry Miyamura

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Poem consists of three movements composed for the Hawaii Youth Symphony. Each movement explores an expressive musical range from the sorrowful, dramatic and tragic to the nostagic. The imagery of my Hawaii home was a major influence on these movements, with the landscape of lush landscapes, crystaline blue, giving way to many songful melodies.

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

May 24, 2008: Hawaii Youth Symphony, conducted by Henry Miyamura, Honolulu, HI

April 13, 2008: Hawaii Youth Symphony, conducted by Henry Miyamura, Honolulu, HI

February 18, 2008: Hawaii Youth Symphony, conducted by Henry Miyamura, Kauai, HI

December 9, 2007: Hawaii Youth Symphony, conducted by the composer, Honolulu, HI

July 22, 2007: Pacific Music Institute Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henry Miyamura, Honolulu, HI

 

 

 

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