Cantabile did a fabulous job with the premiere of A Winter Ride.
I was thrilled to attend the Sunday performance of "Winter's Passing," the second concert of the year for Cantabile, an auditioned, Boulder based, mixed choir directed by Brian Stone. Cantabile is a bit unique in that they do not have a Christmas or Holiday concert. Their winter concert is at the beginning of February. Their conductor programmed a concert of songs that celebrated winter and the coming of spring. On the concert were such choral germs as Morten Lauridsen's "Mid-Winter Songs," and two movements of Paul Hindemith's "Six Chansons."
I was particularly excited to hear "Song for Snow," by Florence B. Price. Price was an incredible composer and someone that I particularly admire. It was an honor to have my piece performed along side her's on this concert.
"A Winter Ride" was the first piece on the program which was incredibly fun for me because then I got to relax and just enjoy the rest of the concert! I was thrilled at how the piece sounded. I had the privilege of attending one of Cantabile's recent rehearsals. They were very welcoming to me, and I enjoyed sharing the story of how "A Winter Ride" came to be written.
I have posted the video on composition page for "A Winter Ride."
I would like to offer a big "thank you" to both Brian Stone and Cantabile for their performance of "A Winter Ride." I know they worked hard to learn and polish the piece. It was a thrill for me to hear the piece performed.