symphony no. 4
Duration ca. 20'
3(3d/picc).3(3d/eh).3(3d/bass cl).2+1cb)/ 4.3.3.(3 on bass trombone)/1 timp + 2/hp/pf/str
Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director.
Premiered by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director, March 22-24, 2018.
Other performances: Nashville Symphony Orchestra conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, May 31-June 3, 2019
Nashville Public Radio: Composer Jonathan Leshnoff on Jewish Spirituality, Tenacity and Writing for the Violins of Hope
“Speaking about the symphony, he sees ‘the Violins of Hope as the physical embodiment of Jewish survival…’ No wonder, then, that the breathtaking twenty-two-minute work should assume the character of a wrenching meditation. Don't let its prosaic movement titles fool you either: as titles, “Fast” and “Slow” might seem like afterthoughts, but the material itself is hardly lacking in profundity.”
—Textura, June 2019