Tim was recently invited to participate in the Empire State Youth Wind Orchestra for the last part of it’s 2007-2008 season. I had the blessing of hearing last Sunday’s rehearsal while the composer of the first part of a ESYO commissioned piece, MSgt(USAF Ret) Aldo Forte, was on hand to hear and offer input as they prepare to debut his work. This coming week the composer of the second part of the piece will be in attendance to work with them as well. What a fantastic opportunity to work directly with composers and premiere their music!
ESYO’s New Music for a New Generation Music Festival will take place at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and features a day of artistic offerings, a variety of workshops and seminars for young musicians, as well as a public evening concert during which nine commissioned works will be premiered by each of ESYO’s ensembles. If you are interested in attending, click on the poster inset to enlarge it and obtain ticket information.