New commission from Boston Musica Viva!

Added on by Patrick Greene.

I'm extremely happy to announce a new commission from Richard Pittman, founder and Music Director of the phenomenal Boston Musica Viva!

The piece will be for the BMV core ensemble, percussion ensemble, and a narrator, and will likely be based on some sort of fairy tale. The piece will be featured alongside a work by Michael Gandolfi at the BMV's 2012 Family Concert in Boston. There will be numerous updates on this project as it evolves, so be sure to check back in periodically!

The percussion ensemble will be Marimba Magic, a remarkable group of young musicians based at The Rivers Music School in Weston, MA. I've heard a lot about them---I'm very much looking forward to collaborating!

The narrator is TBA.

Check out this year's Family Concert this coming Sunday, February 6, at the Tsai Center for the Performing Arts at Boston University. Curtis K. Hughes (a former professor of mine, and a truly remarkable composer) will have a piece premiered alongside the evergreen Peter and the Wolf of Prokofiev.