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|Work Title||Symphonic Picture No. 1|
|Alternative. Title||New Frontier|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2014|
|Dedication||To My Husband James|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||3 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, strings|
|Extra Information||This is the first composition in my single movement "Symphonic Picture Series". It was the first symphonic piece I composed.|
Note from the composer:
“New Frontier” is the result of a lifelong dream to compose music for an orchestra. It was written for and first performed by the La Verne Symphony Orchestra, a university and community ensemble that seeks to bring people together through the power of music. The joy of seeing this ensemble come together and their willingness to perform my original composition allowed me to write this piece.
I drew inspiration from the composers Antonín Dvořák and Aaron Copland as well as the natural surroundings of my native Southern California. I sought to have a very American sound within symphonic tradition of composers like Dvořák and Copland. I felt this was a great place for me to start as I began to develop my own symphonic language.
"New Frontier" was premiered by the La Verne Symphony Orchestra in November, 2013 at the University of La Verne.