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The Great Conjunction

(A similar Great Conjunction from The Dark Crystal.)

Lots of things happening these next few weeks. It’s crunch week for my fantasy for violin and chamber orchestra. Earlier today, I sent Jared an update of the solo part. Next week, I need to have the whole thing, so the rest of this week will be pretty hectic.

I needed to take a quick break, though, to plug the upcoming premiere of my Clarinet Sonata. It’s being performed by Jaren Hinckley and Jed Moss at a concert of the LDS Composers Trust on Friday, September 30 at 7.30 pm. The concert will be at the Baldassin Pianos Concert Hall (441 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101, 801-322-4441). Also programmed are works by Crawford Gates, Marie Nelson Bennett, and Kay Hicks Ward. Seating capacity at the hall is only 100, so if you want to attend make sure you arrive a little early. It should be a great show, and I hope to see many of you there!

Will it be worth it? Just listen to the following clip of the last movement and ask yourself, “Could I really miss hearing this live?”:

I think the answer is “no,” but then again, I’m quite biased. And if you can’t make it next week, it’ll be performed again on October 26 at the University of Utah. The nice thing about next week’s concert, though? It’s free. And if you can’t make either of those concerts, come hear the Utah premiere of A Field Guide to Natural History on October 5.

2 comments

  1. BUSNINJA says:

    I haven’t seen The Dark Crystal for at least ten years, but when I saw the title of your post on my sidebar it all came rushing back. Good luck! Now that I live in Salt Lake I might be able to pay your sonata a visit.

  2. Elisabeth Kaseda says:

    Augh. I so wanted to see the sonata performed in its entirety, since I’ve been hearing it in pieces for almost two years now, but I sadly have to be at a football game all evening. Perhaps I’ll have to just go to the October recital. I am incredibly excited to hear the Field Guide live, though!

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