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Affinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (2015)

Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra” was commissioned by the Betsy Russell Fund for New Music for Sharon Isbin, and premiered in April 2015 with the Maryland Symphony, Elizabeth Schulze conducting. It has been performed many times since then, including at the Aspen Music Festival and by the Detroit Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting. Fred Child of NPR’s “Performance Today” has played the piece on his show several times in 2017.

NEWS:  Sharon Isbin’s world premiere recording with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Schulze conducting, has been released on “AFFINITY:  World Premiere Recordings”  (ZOHO 202005).  For more info:   Click HERE

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  • Flute 1, 2 (Flute 2 doubles Wooden Piccolo)
  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Bb Clarinet 1, 2
  • Bassoon 1, 2
  • French Horn 1, 2
  • Bb Trumpet 1, 2
  • Trombone 1
  • Timpani
  • Percussion 1: Glock, Finger Cymbals, Tambourine, Triangle, Metal Spoons, 2 Plate Crash Cymbals
  • Percussion 2: Tambourine, Hi-Hat, Tenor Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Maraca, Clave, Guiro, Castanets, Clay Drums or Bongos
  • Guitar Solo
  • Violin I, II
  • Cello
  • Double Bass

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