Chautauqua Symphony premieres Gosfield concerto, via Music Alive

Posted on: July 22, 2016

“Annie Gosfield said when she composes a piece for an artist to perform, she loves how both she and the musician leave their marks on the music,” writes Julia Mericle in Wednesday’s (7/20) Chautauquan Daily (N.Y.). “At 8:15 p.m. July 21 in the Amphitheater, cellist and soloist Felix Fan will perform the world premiere of Gosfield’s ‘Almost Truths and Open Deceptions’ with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. … Although this performance will be a world premiere, Gosfield said the idea of the [score] has a long history. She wrote a [chamber] version of the work for Fan in 2007, but … it has always been in her mind to create an orchestral version, and her residency with a program called Music Alive allowed her vision to come to life. The program pairs composers with orchestras, and it paired Gosfield with the CSO. Other selections in tonight’s CSO concert include Paul Hindemith’s ‘Symphonic Metamorphosis after Themes by Carl Maria von Weber’ and Claude Debussy’s ‘La Mer.’ ” Annie Gosfield’s Chautauqua Symphony residency is made possible through Music Alive: New Partnerships, a program of New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.

Posted July 22, 2016