I am very excited about the upcoming premiere performance of my piece “Jitters and Joys” by the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Zakresky cond. It was a wonderful honour when I was approached by Kevin, along with 2 other “up-and-coming” composers, to compose a new work for the PGSO for their 2014-15 season. My racing mind suddenly hit upon a thought that just had to be explored; take the Bridal March I composed for my wedding (at the request of my beautiful bride) and expand on it for orchestra. The piece took on an instant programmatic quality as I was establishing the orchestration of the theme. The theme is initially presented with random sections all taken out of context and clashing with each other; symbolizing the chaotic flurry of swirling emotions (or the Jitters) experienced on one’s wedding day. Eventually the theme is presented unaltered, showing that in the end the Joys of the day win out over all the other emotions.
“Jitters and Joys” will be performed on Sunday, September 7, 2014 as part of PGSO’s Classics in the Park concert. The concert is held at Fort George Park in Prince George, BC, and begins at 2 pm. For more information, you can go the PGSO’s website.