performance above by students at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, conducted by Bas Wiegers, Leiden 2006

Performances:

September 9, 2007
Philip T. Young Recital Hall, Victoria
Aventa Ensemble, Bill Linwood conducting
January 29, 2007
Royal Conservatory of the Hague
Student ensemble, Kornilios Selamsis conducting
September, 2006
Leiden (premiere)
Student ensemble, Bas Wiegers conducting

Score:

Orfeo Score

Notes:

A short piece in eight movements. With each movement, I pruned the material so to include what I’d hoped was the smallest amount of information necessary to make each statement. Each movement is loosely based on sections of the opera l’Orfeo, by Claudio Monteverdi (marking 400 years since its first performance).  A theatrical piece with children’s toys and dramatic page turning.