Premiere of TOWARD THE SPLENDID CITY by Richard Danielpour - for Band
Date: March 14th, 2017
A musical work depicting his love-hate relationship with NYC, being premiered in NYC – as was the orchestral original by the New York Philharmonic and Leonard Slatkin in 1996. Richard adds that in hindsight this work “is also a portrait of the city at a time when New York may have been at its most vibrant. Part of what made New York feel so alive during (the 1980s and 1990s) was a sense of optimism that was felt by many of its citizens, and its landmarks (the New York skyline, Central Park, Yankee Stadium, Fifth Avenue) were, and to some extent still are, visual manifestations of that optimism. Since 9/11, and following some of the financial challenges that the country has been wrestling with, this sense of optimism has faded somewhat, but the energy still remains. May this new edition continue to reawaken the sense of optimism that we all want to experience now or at any time.”
Please consider coming to the premiere on Tuesday, March 14th at 8pm at Carnegie Hall: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/3/14/0800/PM/2017-New-York-Wind-Band-Festival/
Peter Stanley Martin hopes you will be able to come and hear a wonderful concert of wind music by New York composers – Danielpour, Barber, and Del Tredici – on March 14th.
PS: The score and parts for TOWARD THE SPLENDID CITY will then be made available from Hal Leonard for a Fall 2017 release.
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