Then and Now 10/24: With Much Fanfare!
On this date in 1997, John Coriglianos "DC Fanfare," had its premiere in Washington, D.C., with the National Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting.
The Florida Orchestra will premiere five short celebratory fanfares written by faculty composers from universities around the state for its Florida Fanfare Project. The debut works add a true Florida flair to TFO’s 50th anniversary celebration while supporting new music and showcasing the extraordinary talent in the state. The orchestra is co-commissioning the fanfares through a new partnership with the universities, which selected a faculty member from their composition departments to compose each work. They will open select Masterworks concerts, all conducted by Music Director Michael Francis.
The first of these fanfares, will feature USF faculty member Paul Reller, with his piece called “Horizon Gravy.” That premieres Oct. 27-29. Reller teaches electronic music, acoustic composition, and the History of Blues and Rock. He also helped start the Bonk Festival of New Music. Click for more on Paul Reller. Click for more on USF School of Music in Tampa.