Lexington Philharmonic to premiere new Kellogg work

Posted on: February 14, 2012

In Sunday’s (2/12) Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky), Rich Copley writes, “Daniel Kellogg’s studio near Boulder, Colo., has a great view. ‘I have a panoramic view from mountains to the west all the way to the flat horizon to the east,’ Kellogg says. ‘It’s quite a nice view.’ Let’s call it inspiring. That view inspired Kellogg’s How Radiant the Dawn, a work commissioned by the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra that will have its world premiere Friday night. Kellogg already has been here once in the past year—to debut his chamber work Look Up at the Sky with the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington. The commissions are the first product of the festival and Philharmonic’s Sakaly Garbulinska Composer-in-Residence Program, which will bring in a composer every other year to write a new work for the festival and the orchestra. It is up to Philharmonic music director Scott Terrell and Chamber Music Festival artistic director Nathan Cole to select the composer. … Kellogg says his numerous commissions had never included one like the Sakaly Garbulinska program offered, in which he was tapped by two groups in the same area. That brought Kellogg to Lexington in August to work with the Chamber Festival musicians on Look Up at the Sky, which was inspired by the novel The Little Prince.”

Posted February 14, 2012