I had the great pleasure of guest conducting the Berkley HS Symphonic Band in a rehearsal of ALCATRAZ this morning. Alan Posner & Natalie Pagel did a wonderful job preparing the group and they were fantastic. There are some really talented players in the ensemble and it was very satisfying to hear the low reed/double reed/brass players fill out the thick scoring in the low register. Great work from the soloists too, and four horn players that I'm totally impressed with.
I'm looking forward to the US premiere of ALCATRAZ on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7pm in the Berkley HS Auditorium. (Jeune Orchestre de Limonest performed the international premiere in March)