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Affinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra

“Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra” was commissioned by the Betsy Russell Fund for New Music for Sharon Isbin, and premiered in April 2016 with the Maryland Symphony, Elizabeth Schultz 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.

See and hear a video of Sharon and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performing “Affinity” from their April, 2017 concert:

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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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