Dear People of New York City, the Surrounding Region, and the World-at-Large:
On Saturday, June 13, in the Year of our Lord 2015, I am importing two (2) busloads of Ohioan teenagers to perform my music and the music of my bae, Alfred Schnittke, at Manhattan’s famous “MVSIC HALL” founded by Andrew Carnegie.
You are all hereby formally invited, so buy a ticket.
Saturday, June 13, 2015,Â 8:00 p.m.
Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra
William White, conductor
Schnittke……The Story of an Unknown Actor
Prokofiev…..Romeo & Juliet (selections)
White………..Symphonic Essay No. 3
The program has a theatrical flair: two of the piecesÂ take their inspiration fromÂ Shakespeare (the immortal bard!) and the “Unknown Actor” comes from a Soviet film about a thespian in the sticks.
My piece, which also doubles as the third movement of my Symphony, shares with Schnittke’s music a certain zany irreverence, particularly appropriate, I think, for a concert timed nearly to coincide withÂ theÂ summer solstice.
I do hope that you will join us, and I look forward to seeing you there!