Path at Sunrise, Masses of Flowers
Commission: Cleveland Women’s Symphony for its 75th Anniversary Concert with a
2009 Commissioning Music/USA Award from Meet the Composer
Premiere: Cleveland Women’s Symphony, April 2010
Duration: 8 minutes
Instrumentation: 2222; 4230; timp., 2 perc. strings
Path at Sunrise, Masses of Flowers, a one movement work for orchestra, was commissioned by the Cleveland Women's Symphony for its 75th Anniversary Concert with a 2009 Commissioning Music/USA Award from Meet The Composer. Visualize walking down a path in the quiet of early morning at sunrise. The sun gradually rises on masses of flowers planted closely - jumbled together in a profusion of vibrant and delicate colors and myriad textures. Picture walking through this beauty with a mix of personal emotions - sadness - acceptance - gratitude - and appreciation for the beauty of the flowers and the sun.