Piano Concerto, House of Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music)
Length: c. 22 minutes
Orchestration: flute (= piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, 2 percussion (player 1: flexatone, cowbell, cymbals (small/medium/large), snare drum, clave, seed rattles, hi-hat, crash cymbal, triangle; player 2: bass drums (small/large), tom-toms (small/medium/large), tambourine, bongos, seed rattles, finger cymbals, wind chimes, vibraslap), strings, and solo piano
About this Piece
My piano concerto, House of Pianos, is a love letter to the many pianists who have inspired me over the years. It is a dream world where I enter a house full of pianos and journey from room to room witnessing gatherings of legendary pianists from various times and places. I join them in reverence and with thanksgiving and joy.
I. rent party
II. jam session
V. praise house