I attended a composers retreat at the Walden School in New Hampshire in 2014. This year, I received an invitation to attend an alumni event. When they told me they wanted me to write a piece for them, I was on board.
After seeing the list of available instruments, I decided to write a woodwind trio. I created a piece for flute, oboe and bassoon. I patterned it after the Imani Winds trio, a group that performs out of New York.
A week later, I received an email from the event coordinator saying that they were very happy with the piece, but could I please re-score it because the second part would be played by clarinet instead of oboe. I said…um…ok.
I enjoyed re-visiting the camp, as it is in a very beautiful area of New Hampshire. I got to hear the piece performed and it went very well. I got several good comments afterward.
Anyway, now that I’m back I am going to be working on my pieces for maestro Sforzini and the composers’ exposition in September. I hope to get recordings of the woodwind trio performance and the Charlotte Music Festival as well.