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Zingaro: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

First Performance: $375

Each Performance Thereafter: $300

Zingaro: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Composer: Garry Schyman

Orchestration: Solo Viola, 0020-0000-timp+3, hp, str

Length: 18:00


Garry Schyman describes his inspiration for the concerto: “Zingaro is the Italian word for gypsy – while on a journey through Spain, I dreamt that I wandered into a large square or plaza in Madrid. In the dream, I saw a gypsy playing and improving a concerto, eyes closed, as if in a frenzy.  An orchestra magically accompanied his wild improvisations.  I awoke thinking of these images and even some of the themes and melodies I had heard in the dream. Upon returning home I immediately began composing this work. “

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