The reading and recording is made possible by a gift from Penka Kouneva, Ph.D. 1997, in honor of the contributions of Stephen Jaffe and Scott Lindroth.
The reading and archival recording session took place on May 9, 2018, in Meymandi Hall (Raleigh, NC) with the North Carolina Symphony and Music Director Grant Llewellyn.
This opportunity is the second in an ongoing collaboration between the Department of Music's graduate composition program and the North Carolina Symphony, supported by a grant from composer Penka Kouneva (Ph.D 1997). In March 2016, the North Carolina Symphony recorded "Invès" by Yahn Wagner de Mello Pinto and "Vicious Circles" by Scott Lee, both works created especially for the orchestra. Lee went on to win a 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award for "Vicious Circles."
This Spring, Professors Lindroth and Jaffe offered “Music for Large Ensemble,” a graduate seminar coordinated with the North Carolina Symphony’s offerings, as well as interactions with the Duke Symphony Orchestra and Duke University Wind Symphony.