Springfield Symphony’s “House of Dreams,” with composer in the house

Posted on: January 14, 2016

In Wednesday’s (1/13) Springfield News-Sun (Springfield, OH), Brett Turner previews the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s January 16 performance of Jonathan Bailey Holland’s House of Dreams. “Not only will Holland be in the house, he’ll do the … pre-concert event at 7:15 p.m. Although he’s heard ‘House of Dreams’ performed by other symphonies, it’s still a thrill for Holland. ‘It is humbling to see a large group of musicians commit time and energy into realizing my creation,’ said Holland…. The composition was commissioned by the Enterprise Foundation for the Baltimore Symphony as a tribute for local planner and architect James Rouse, whose vision is celebrated in the piece….  Holland will speak at several area universities … as well as some Springfield-area schools, also joining in a Martin Luther King luncheon and rehearsals with the Symphony prior to the concert.” Says Music Director Peter Stafford Wilson, “The artistic vision of the program literally traces the modern composer (Jonathan) back to the generation of composers who thoroughly defined an ‘American’ sound (Aaron Copland) back to Dvorák, who inspired composers of future generations to look within their American roots in order to establish their place in the ultimate history of music.”

Posted January 14, 2016