By Joel Friedman
Movable Home’s 1st Tour comes to a close – with a standing ovation!
On 12, Apr 2016 | In News | By Joel Friedman
When I sat with Barbara Day Turner after dinner in August 2013 at the Montalvo Arts Center and said “yes!” to her commission little did I know all the amazing things that would unfold over next the 2 1/2 years: Meeting the amazing Victoria Gau and Monica Bauchwitz and getting to work with them on this consortium project; an intense, and incredibly productive 1-month residency at Montalvo to compose Movable Home; the World Premiere in San José with Barbara’s superb SJCO in October 2015; a crazily fantastic East Coast Premiere by Monica’s SONYC at the new National Sawdust – in my old hometown of NYC in February, 2016; and now finally, last weekend’s intense TE Capitol Region Premiere with Vicki which ended with a standing ovation and my great group of Georgetown composers in attendance. I’ve met so many fabulous musicians who worked their hearts out playing my not-too-easy piece, so many excited audience members afterwards, and got to see old friends to boot. Thank you to all who helped make this whole process fun, exciting, and so rewarding. I am a very happy, and grateful, composer. Shall we start the next one?