After a tremendously successful 2010-11 season SOLI is not quite done yet! We are off to Arlington, Texas to perform the World Premiere of Overland Dream by composer Peter Lieuwen.
Every year Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) encourages the creation of new works by American composers by annually assisting its affiliated state associations in the creation and performance of new music through the national composer’s commissioning program. This year Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA) commissioned Peter Lieuwen, Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at Texas A & M University. The premiere performance of his work will be at the annual convention in Arlington, Texas on June 18th.
When we first met Peter last May 2010 for our TEXAS program, he mentioned that he had originally started sketches for a piano trio for the commission, but after our performance of his beautiful piece Gulfstream he decided to write the commission for SOLI instead.
Well, the music has arrived and we love Overland Dream! Rehearsals are going fantastically well and we are working with Peter, through email, on the details to make sure the premiere is a great success. We are tremendously honored to be part of this project and looking forward to premiering this great work on June 18th.
Check out this very recent interview with Lieuwen about Overland Dream by our own John Clare.