Here is the exact wording of my work’s review from The American Prize: Children On the Playground This is a concerto for violin and string orchestra dating from 2001, expertly performed by the musicians of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. “Children on the Playground” is everything one expects it to be: open, warm-hearted, brimming with wholesome joy, and unashamedly tonal. In three movements, the work projects feelings of purity and sweetness without

  The American Prize WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 COMPOSER winners: ORCHESTRA, 2015 The American Prize is honored to announce the winners and runners-up in the orchestra division of The American Prize in Composition, 2015. We are also pleased to highlight a large group of composers in this category with special citations recognizing the quality of their work as they serve diverse communities in unique and creative ways. Congratulations! The American

Last night, the superb violinist Tamas Kocsis presented “On the Playground” with the Orlando Philharmonic orchestra under the deft baton of Maestro Christopher Wilkins. Last night was one of the highlights of my life as a composer. So many aspects ‘lined up’ for yesterday evening: my wife Joy was there, my daughter Emily, my youngest son Brendon (we couldn’t manage to get down to pick up my oldest son Chris),

By Anthony Tommasini, Nov.8, 2004 It says something about how few opportunities there are for composers to have new works performed by orchestras that the Riverside Symphony, an adventurous ensemble that typically presents just three programs per season, got such a strong response to its International Composers Competition in 2002. Scores from 74 composers were submitted. On Friday night at Alice Tully Hall, one of the three winning works, “On

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Full Sail News

Keith Lay, Course Director for Music History at Full Sail Real World Education, has had his classical composition “On the Playground” selected by New York’s Riverside Symphony for an upcoming concert. The three-movement concerto will be performed on Friday, November 5th at the esteemed Lincoln Center in New York City. Having a work showcased at the Lincoln Center is a great honor, as it has long been heralded as one