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World Premiere of Alchemy in Silent Spaces for Symphony Orchestra

July 30, 2005 Uncategorized

It’s official, The Juilliard Orchestra, under the amazing James DePreist, will give the world premiere of the orchestra version of Alchemy in Silent Spaces in May, 2006!

I’m working on the arrangement this Fall. The first and third movements will be very similar to the wind version, but I’m considering rewriting the second movement from scratch, and using only string orchestra, solo flute, and harp. And I may add a small, fourth-movement “epilogue” – that’s still up in the air.

I have to say I’m pretty excited about this – I’ve long thought that Alchemy would find it’s ultimate home in the symphony orchestra, but never quite expected to get the opportunity. I literally cannot wait to hear this!

The performance will be May 25th, at Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center) in New York. It’s the final concert of Juilliard’s Centennial celebration. Mozart, Lutoslawski, and me. I’m not nervous. At all. Really…