Lawrence Dillon's Amadeus ex Machina - Boca Raton Symphonia on April 21st at 4pm


Apr 21 2013 - 4:00pm

photo by Robert StolpeBoca Raton Symphoniaphoto by Robert Stolpe

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The Boca Raton Symphonia presents: CONNOISSEUR Concert 5 - April 21, 2013 - 4 pm; Constantine Kitsopoulos, Guest Conductor, Ilana Setapen, Violin Soloist

DILLON Amadeus ex Machina
DVORAK Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

Lawrence Dillon's Amadeus ex Machina for chamber orchestra is a whimsical re-imagining of Mozart's 40th symphony from the perspective of a sophisticated - but somewhat disoriented - machine. Themes are mixed and matched in odd combinations, key centers are skewed in unexpected directions, and the entire composition is condensed into a ten-minute soundbite. It was premiered at Wake Forest University on May 3, 2002. The work was a awarded a special commendation by the 2003 Masterprize panel in London, and was chosen as contemporary competition piece for the 2002 Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition in Kharkov, Ukraine. It received its Russian premiere on March 20th, 2005 by the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic. Ticket information here.