A totally amazing experience to be there in Limeira, Brazil for the festival. The students and master musicians were wonderfully passionate about music and interested in contemporary composers. All the people were genuinely welcoming, open-hearted and appreciative. Truly a soul-nourishing, musically revitalizing and treasured experience. The South American premiere of In Passages was performed brilliantly by Sylvia Ahramjian, as soloist and conducted by Paula Sant’ana.
Whooee, Conductor, Christopher Kelts and I both made it to the semi finals in the “American Prize ERNST BACON for the Performance of American Music.” We applied with Missouri State University Symphony’s premiere performance of my orchestral piece, “Tracing a Dream.”
(I applied as a Composer in the Professional division and Chris Kelts applied in the College/University division.)
Very competitive to get to the finals, but hey hey we’re both on the semi-finalists list.
It’s a bit of recognition and a nice little boost.
Not quality visuals, but… The music comes through in this exquisitely soulful world premiere performance of “In Passages” by violinist, Pam Davis as soloist with the Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor, Christopher Kelts.
Just around the time corner… Friday, March 24th
I’d like to invite you to the world premiere of my orchestral work “In Passages” – for violin soloist and string orchestra by the Missouri State University Symphony with Conductor Christopher Kelts and soloist, Pamela Davis.
The evening promises to be a fabulous concert all-round under the direction of Conductor Christopher Kelts with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and soloist, Pamela Davis, premiering my work, “In Passages” and featured performances by the student musicians winners for the Aria and Concerto competition categories! – Aiyana Williams, soprano and Thomas Sanders, clarinet.
It’s always nice to connect with music colleagues – So, if you can go, please be sure to say hello!
Missouri State University, Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65897
P.S. Last year Maestro Kelts and the MSU Symphony delivered an awesome premiere of “Tracing a Dream”