Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud) (2021)
for String Dectet or Orchestra
Composed April 2021
Commissioned by the Lowell Chamber Orchestra
Scored for String Dectet (2/2/2/2/2) or Orchestra (min. 6/6/4/4/2).
in three movements
Lowell Chamber Orchestra; Orlando Cela conducting - May 15, 2021
Wichita Symphony Orchestra; Brett Mitchell conducting - October 9/10/11, 2021
Orchestra of New Spain; Grover Wilkins III conducting - June 9/10/11, 2022
‘Petite Symphonie de Chambre Contemporaine (après Milhaud)' was commissioned by Orlando Cela and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra as a response to Darius Milhaud's 4th chamber symphony (1921). This composition follows the original form of Milhaud's work (except the 2nd movement, now a nocturne) and explores my own compositional voice and style while still paying respect to the construction of the composition it was inspired by.