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Preview: Violin Concerto

David Dzubay leads the BMCO with John Shin, soloist. (And I’m the one seated on the floor.)

At the end of my time at Brevard, I (along with the other composers) got to have a reading session with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. The orchestra played the first two minutes of my new violin concerto that premieres December 7 at BYU. Jared Starr will be playing the solo part this December, but for the reading, it was played by another talented violinist, John Shin.

To the left is a shot of the session (courtesy Annika Socolofsky).

In the meantime, I now have to finish the piece in a month. It’s gonna be an <euphemism>exciting</euphemism> time for sure. That said, I am pleased with how the piece is progressing. Unlike my Barlow commission, this violin concerto is actually enjoyable to write. Perhaps that will take the edge off of the coming 14-hour days. Needless to say, you probably won’t hear from me till it’s over . . .

Anyway, here’s the recording from the session. Enjoy!