Yesterday the UNCSA Symphony began rehearsing a program of three student compositions for performance this weekend. Twelve hours of rehearsal over the course of six days, then concert. Just by chance, the three, brand-new works create the most traditional of orchestral program orders: an overture followed by a concerto, concluding with a colorful showcase.
Dak Van Vranken – Overture: This Hope
Bruce Tippette – Intrigue for alto saxophone and orchestra
Kenneth Florence – West
Also, sometime this week – not sure when – my friend Jacqui Carrasco will be playing a few of my Fifteen Minutes at Wake Forest University. Tick, tick.