Avner Dorman’s “How to Love” set for world premiere at Eastern Music Festival

Posted on: July 22, 2022

Composers Avner Dorman and Paul Frucht “plan to be in the Eastern Music Festival audience Saturday night when the faculty orchestra performs their works, one with [Jason Vieaux] a renowned guitarist playing its world premiere,” writes Dawn Kane in Wednesday’s (7/20) Greensboro News and Record (NC). The world premiere of Dorman’s How to Love will feature the orchestra and “guitarist Jason Vieaux as soloist. Vieaux teaches students in EMF’s classical guitar summit. The orchestra also will perform Frucht’s [2013 work] ’Dawn,’ dedicated to the memory of school principal Dawn Hochsprung and 25 others who lost their lives in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and their families. EMF Music Director Gerard Schwarz will conduct the concert, which will conclude with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. This summer, EMF altogether will present the world premieres of four works…. Dorman’s intricate and soulful, 20-minute piece, ‘How to Love,’ … is named after a book by Thich Nhat Hanh…. ‘ “How to Love” speaks to the essentials of mindfulness and how to love—how to love oneself, how to listen and understand, be happy, and even disagree,’ Dorman said.”