We had a fantastic rehearsal today on our new commission, Prelude to the End.
It is an awesome piece, lots of drive and direction (very "old" Mackey! :-)) but with a really great palate of colors that is very new and unique. Steve is combining the driving rhythm (which I guess we can say represents the youthful abundance of energy) with the long, rhythmically complex lyrical line (the older and wiser Mackey!) so beautifully that for a while the new and old exist on the same plane only to fall back apart and regroup for another try.
It is going to be a blast and we hope you can be there for the concerts OR will be able to watch it live on our Webcast.
More to come later
Ertan, Stephanie, David & Carolyn