In memory of the composer, this concert is open to the public free of charge.
Co-sponsored by the American Composers Alliance.
Described in The Washington Post as “intellectually engaging, explosive with imagination and with a satisfying visceral power,” music by American composer David Froom is featured on this concert honoring his artistic legacy. The program includes the New York premiere of his final work, “Lament for the City” for mixed ensemble. A Guggenheim fellow and twice honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Mr. Froom (1951-2022) was awarded prizes or commissions by the Fromm, Koussevitzky and Barlow Foundations, and was first prize winner of the Kennedy Center’s Friedheim Awards. His music has been performed widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia by, among many others, the Louisville, Seattle, Utah, Chesapeake, League-ISCM, and Riverside Symphony Orchestras, The United States Marine Band, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Boston Musica Viva, the New York New Music Ensemble, and the Aurelia Quartet.
Recordings on a dozen commercial CDs can be found on the standard streaming platforms.
Curtis Macomber, violin
Jessica Shand, flute
Scott Wheeler, piano
Eliza Garth, piano
Miles Walter, piano
James Baker, conductor
Thomas Meglioranza, baritone
Wendy Stern, flute
Timothy Ruedeman, saxophone
William Anderson, guitar
Lois Martin, viola
Chris Finckel, cello
Oliver Xu, percussion
DAVID FROOM - Sonata for Solo Violin
DAVID FROOM - Lightscapes
ROBERT GIBSON - Prayer (NY Premiere)
JEFFREY MUMFORD - resonating echoes (NY Premiere)
DAVID FROOM - Lament for the City (NY Premiere)
DAVID FROOM - Turn of Events
DAVID FROOM - Ribbons