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CFP 2020: Micangelo FERRANTE - A Dream is a Wish You Make, Period

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When the pandemic hit, the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellows changed course from writing large chamber music projects to writing solo etudes for LA Phil musicians. Hear A Dream is a Wish You Make, Period by Micangelo Ferrante performed by Michael Fuller.

Program notes

It takes a lot of strength to begin a journey. Knowing the endeavors of the long, unknown path ahead, one will dream and imagine oneself at the final destination point. Through the bassist’s fantasization of his artistic goals, I have demonstrated the importance of dreaming no matter where one is on the tumultuous ups-and-downs of an adventure, whether it’s aspiring to become a world-renowned musician, legendary filmmaker, successful lawyer, or even a good parent. As Walt Disney’s Cinderella motivates her animal friends to never stop wishing and dreaming, we all must not, too – period.

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