Duration ca. 11'
Premiered by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Leshnoff, soloist Charles Wetherbee, Columbus, OH, September 6, 2003.
Other performances: Baltimore Chamber Orchestra conducted by Markand Thakar, soloist Charles Wetherbee, Towson, MD, October 16, 2006.
The music of Jonathan Leshnoff (b. 1973) falls squarely in the middle of contemporary American romanticism. Its melodic lines are quite distinct, its harmonics balanced, its depth given by the composer’s mastery of both counterpoint and colorful orchestration. Though richly tonal, this is music quite distinct from anything else that’s out there at the moment.
—Strings Magazine, June, 2009