NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Torke – ‘Sky’ Violin Concerto [PREMIERE]

VC Artist Tessa Lark performing the world premiere recording of American composer Michael Torke’s newly-premiered 'Sky' Concerto for Violin & Orchestra

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Violinist, VC Artist Tessa Lark performing the world premiere recording of American composer Michael Torke’s newly-premiered ‘Sky’ Concerto for Violin & Orchestra – with conductor David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony.

“I met Tessa through a Carnegie Hall commission she offered me – to write her a sonata … when we were in the studio recording, I pulled her aside and asked, what if I wrote you a concerto that was really inspired by bluegrass music, your Kentucky roots? … ” Michael has told the Violin Channel

“I learned about bluegrass by listening to everything I could, and analyzing it bar by bar … and having Tessa guide me on how to understand the style …” he has said.

“My goal was to infuse a fresh look at an old form – the violin concerto … whether I have accomplished that is not for me to say, but I hope audiences will hear the joy I tried to put in the music, and the unmistakable radiance of Tessa’s playing.”

 

 

VC ARTIST TESSA LARK | MICHAEL TORKE | ‘SKY’ VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT – ‘LIVELY’ | DAVID ALAN MILLER & ALBANY SYMPHONY | 2019

 

VC ARTIST TESSA LARK | MICHAEL TORKE | ‘SKY’ VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND MVT – ‘WISTFUL’ | DAVID ALAN MILLER & ALBANY SYMPHONY | 2019

 

 

 

VC ARTIST TESSA LARK | MICHAEL TORKE | ‘SKY’ VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT – ‘SPIRITED’ | DAVID ALAN MILLER & ALBANY SYMPHONY | 2019

 

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