Archive for October 2012
Gustav Holst: The Planets
I am very excited to be conducting Holst’s The Planets once again – this time with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra on November 10. The project involves a new film commissioned by the PSO and created by the young, award-winning filmmaker Max Fedore and me. The project has given me an opportunity to look at Holst’s…Read More
Solemn Autumn. Solemn Harvest.
There’s a wonderful work for Flute and Harp by the American composer George Rochberg called “The Slow Fires of Autumn.” I must admit I knew about it long before I heard it because the title conjured such strong associations for me: leaf piles, leisurely wood fires somewhere in the distance, cold weather and warm cider,…Read More