ICE CONCERTO (2018)

ICE CONCERTO (2018)
for violin solo and percussion ensemble
Commissioned by Sini Virtanen (with funds provided by the Madetoja Foundation)
Fp. Sini Virtanen, violin, McCormick Percussion Group, cond. Robert McCormick, USF New-Music Festival, Tampa, FL (USA), 8 April 2018

Sini Virtanen, violin
McCormick Percussion Group
Robert McCormick, conductor

world premiere
April 8, 2018 10am (rescheduled from April 7, 2018 7:30pm due to a sudden campus-wide power outage and subsequent evacuation)
2018 USF New-Music Festival
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
USA

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ICE CONCERTO (2018) for violin solo and percussion ensemble

Dedicated to the musicianship of the violin artista Sini Virtanen (Helsinki, FI) — commissioner of the work, funded by Madetoja Foundation — as well as Robert McCormick and his McCormick Percussion Group (USF Tampa, FL). They all gave an absolutely spectacular world premiere at the enticingly tour-de-force USF New-Music Festival 2018 in Tampa, followed by a concentrated and highly musical world premiere recording of my musical little fiddle-y daydream, later on the very same day (!), at the city’s prestigious Spring Theatre studio.

© 2018 Jarkko Hartikainen