Dan Locklair’s PHOENIX for orchestra will be performed by the Charlotte Symphony, Robert Moody conducting, on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 – 8:00 PM both evenings at Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 North Tryon Street in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 2007, Maestro Moody commissioned Locklair to adapt his piece PHOENIX Fanfare and Processional for orchestra. Like the original PHOENIX Fanfare, a vital element of the piece is an antiphonal brass ensemble (in this case two trumpets and two trombones), which are placed either in the rear or at the sides of the performance space. An antiphonal dialogue develops between this ensemble and an identical one located within the on-stage orchestra. As the opening progresses, the dialoguing quickly grows to include the entire orchestra. The piece then moves to sections involving the brass ensemble, various sections of the orchestra as well as portions involving the full orchestra leading ultimately to a dramatic conclusion. Read the complete program note at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/orchestra/phoenix-for-orchestra.

Other works on the program are Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (with Sarah Jane McMahon, soprano) and Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique.

Tickets are $19.50 to $85.50. For tickets and more information, call 704-372-1000 or visit http://www.charlottesymphony.org/.

More information about Dan Locklair, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.

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