Since returning from touring Argentina and Uruguay (more on that later) – I have been talking to some great people in Needham, MA. They are celebrating their 300th anniversary by commissioning a new band piece, an orginal play and a piece for choir and string orchestra. David Neves contacted me and invited me up to meet some students and the choir/orchestra director. I had a great meeting and met some wonderful people. The kids has some great ideas and Jonathan clearly has their respect and developed a great rapport with them. In the end I think we have come up with a really great plan to feature both groups, individually and together while addressing some of their interests and all the while trying to reference Needham’s history.
I am so excited to be asked to work on this project. In future days I will posting some thoughts, some musical ideas and sharing the creative process. Hope you all enjoy the ride with me.
** A bit of a time crunch – the premiere is in November – and I need to get it to them by the end of August — it looks like it will be about 15 minutes — I should be writing notes, not words… !!! 🙂