Featured from LeDor Group Music Rental Library:
Until the Circle is Unbroken
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Richman: Until the Circle is Unbroken*
Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet in E major, with George Vosburgh, trumpet
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, “Titan”
“Huge” is an understatement when describing the BSO’s January 2016 Masterworks concert. Mahler’s sprawling, thrilling Symphony No. 1 anchors a program that also includes the premiere of a new work by Lucas Richman, the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, and Hummel’s famous Concerto for Trumpet, featuring Pittsburgh Symphony principal trumpet George Vosburgh.
Until the Circle is Unbroken was created with the intent to musically capture the bond and celebrate the love between siblings. With the memory of their mother as a primary guiding influence, the six children of Pete and Diane Clark grew up to be unique individuals who share a genuine closeness underlined by integrity, acceptance, respect and unconditional love – relationship tenets now being passed to the next generation. The concept for creating this new symphonic work follows the evolution of a simple five-note motive (“DIANE” translated to the musical pitches D-B-A-G-E) into the classical format of theme and variations. The theme represents the matriarch, with the subsequent six variations capturing certain qualities of each of the six children, resulting in a final celebratory coda.