The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will premiere The Elements, composed by five Pittsburgh composers including myself and Amy Williams, Mathew Rosenblum, Reza Vali, and Bomi Jang. Each of us composed a separate movement for the piece, choosing different “elements” such as water, earth, fire, and metal. I chose water and earth (thinking of the hills and rivers in Pittsburgh) for my movement, entitled Flourish. This piece is the result of a lifelong dream to hear the PSO perform my music at Heinz Hall. The piece is dedicated to my former teacher and Pittsburgh icon David Stock, and also to my son, who will be born around the same time– his due date is February 9th!
Manfred Honeck conducts the PSO in a dazzling presentation of Holst’s The Planets as well, so this is a concert not to miss. Ticket information is available below through the link below.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, February 7th and 8th at 8:00PM, and February 9th at 2:30PM at Heinz Hall on Sixth and Penn, downtown Pittsburgh.