Here’s some copy that I sent to Lonnie Klein, the conductor of the Las Cruces Symphony, which commissioned this piece in honor of the 100th anniversary of New Mexico’s becoming a state in 1912.
Dear Maestro Lonnie,
I want to call the piece Brave New World, borrowing Miranda’s lines from The Tempest:
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world,
That has such people in’t.
The dedication reads: For Dr. Lonnie Klein and the Las Cruces Symphony and to all the brave new citizens of New Mexico, past, present and to come.
Bill is scheduled to give a pre-concert talk at this exciting performance.
The opportunity to experience the masterful playing of musicians that fill a stage from end-to-end — a true, full-scale orchestra on tour — is becoming increasingly rare. This is the opportunity! Conducted by the dynamic and expressive Antoni Wit, featuring the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva, the Warsaw Philharmonic’s performance of Beethoven’s final piano concerto, the Emperor Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s last completed symphony, Pathétique, will be the kind of concert we rarely see outside of major cities these days…grand and soaring.
Bill is delighted to announce his residency this November as a guest of the Hansen Musical Arts Series, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green University.