Music Heals Orange County
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "THE SYMPHONIC SUITE FOR HEALING"In association with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Dr. Duma produced the world premiere of The Symphonic Suite for Healing at 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 1st, 2014, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, in Costa Mesa. The Symphonic Suite for Healing program included the imaginative and thought-provoking work of composer Mike Garson set in motion by a talented cast of musicians from all over the United States, including violinist Drew Tretick as well as instrumentalists from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and Colburn Orchestra. A backdrop of silhouette dancers using bodies in motion and soloists from youth orchestras and the Southern California Children's Chorus under the direction of Lori Loftus, rounded out the performance.
PROGRAMPaganini/Garson: Jazz Variations
Bowie/Garson: Space Oddity
Brubeck: Blue Rondo A La Turk
IntermissionGarson: Symphonic Suite for Healing (world premiere)