Today, we release the last of our Light City tracks! In this first track, we highlight our featured composer, Joel Puckett. While Symphony Number One focuses heavily on emerging composers just entering into their careers, we also have a deep love for modern masters like Puckett, Boulez, and Adams. Soloist Nicholas Bentz performs a new version of Joel Puckett's "Mint Julep," the finale from his violin concerto, Southern Comforts.
Bentz, who last season served as our Concertmaster and now moves into his new role as Composer-in-Residence, created this new version. It is an arrangement tailor made for Symphony Number One, under Puckett's supervision. Nick also prepared the solo violin part with Puckett's coaching.
Last but not least, here's our recording of Jonathan Hugendubler's Dimethyltryptamine. Enjoy!
Light City was just the beginning! More fun is on the way:
- We're just about to announce our Call for Scores 3 finalists! Read about the nominees.
- Our late summer party is only weeks away. Make plans now for A Taste of Symphony Number One!
- So much more! Check out our Summer Newsletter for even more exciting news.
- We have a secret announcement to make on July 29. Follow us on Facebook to be the first to know!
Last treat for today: here's a video of Nick playing "Mint Julep." Enjoy!