World premiere recording and CD release of Tempest Fantasy for string orchestra by the Moravian Philharmonic (Czech Republic)
My composition Tempest Fantasy for string orchestra will be recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc, Czech Republic in September, 2012. The recording will be produced by PARMA Recordings and released as part of a compilation of modern orchestra music in the first part of 2013, to be distributed by NAXOS.
Tempest Fantasy was composed in New Orleans during my extended stay there in the fall of 2011. It is based on music that I wrote for a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest by the Missouri State University Department of Theatre & Dance in 2000. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most musical plays, with music and singing used throughout to portray the supernatural elements of the story and characters.
I will travel to Olomouc for the recording sessions in September, where the Moravian Philharmonic, conducted by Petr Vronsky, will record the music at the Studio Reduta. PARMA Recordings has an excellent reputation for producing high-quality recordings on their Navona, Big Round, Ravello, and Capstone label imprints. Their releases feature work by artists such as Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, Pete Townshend, NY Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, Pixar/Randy Newman orchestrator Jonathan Sacks, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlan.
The physical CD will include PARMA's "Enhanced Content" feature, with digital liner notes and other content accessible through a computer and/or an iPhone/iPad app. Other composers to be featured on the compilation CD are yet to be determined.
The total project cost will be close to $9,000. I am seeking funding through other sources, such as grants and professional development funds at my university. Funding obtained from other sources will not come near the total cost however, so I am asking for your help through this Kickstarter project.
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