Growing up in the D.C. area, I was pretty fortunate to be able to hear a lot of live music – everything from rock to jazz to country, to the amazing National Symphony Orchestra, which I heard countless times. To me, the NSO was as good as it got.
So imagine my surprise when I recently got a call from the NSO, asking if they could perform one of my compositions (“Our Wings Have Caught The Wind”) at their Labor Day concert. To say I was honored was an understatement.
The concert was held on September 3 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The NSO also performed works by some other up and coming composers (Duke Ellington, Brahms, and John Williams). 😉
P.S. If you’re interested, you can watch a video of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra performing this piece last year.