This weekend, the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra with soloist Alexander Kollias will premiere Twisted Blue for clarinet and chamber orchestra. Commissioned by the orchestra, this project has been two years in the making, and I am thrilled to see it come to fruition. Hailed as “an invaluable addition to the Hartford musical scene, both for its presentation of the rich chamber orchestra repertoire, and its commitment to newer and commissioned works,” HICO performs 8pm on Saturday, April 20 at Trinity Episcopal Church of Hartford and 8pm on Monday, April 22 at Founders Hall, Central Connecticut State University. Tickets are available at the door – $15 ($10 with student ID) at Trinity and donations accepted at Founders Hall.
To give you a taste of what you’ll hear at the concert, here is a clip from a preview performance of the second movement featuring HICO with soloist Dan Liptak.[mp3j track=”http://www.jessicarudman.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/05-Twisted-Blue-II-excerpt.mp3″ title=”Listen to Movement II (Excerpt)” flow=y]