Coming Soon:San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Recently I moved to a very beautiful, but flood prone, area on the mighty Clarence River in NSW, Australia. The wetlands, river and sea define the place and it seems that everyone here has a flood story. Drinking wine and admiring local artist Wayne Gilholm’s work, I asked him about recurring themes in his paintings. He simply said, ‘I like angels and boats’. This song was written on his front porch at Palmer’s Island, looking out at the river.
“…our heroine perpetuates the blues legacy with a brave attitude and amazing conviction.” Vicente Zumel, La Hora Del Blues
“The University of Texas Wind Ensemble is one of the finest in the country, and its frequent appearances on disc have been cause for celebration…for fans of new music…this has a lot of appeal. I’m especially fond of Frank Ticheli’s clarinet concerto, which is brilliantly crafted. But the symphony reveals new strength over repeated listens, too. As mentioned, Keith Johnson’s recorded sound is exemplary, but turn up the volume to fully realize this disc’s potential.” —Brian Reinhart, MusicWeb International
“Floyd, now 90 and still writing operas (!), served as artistic advisor for this Florentine Opera premiere recording, made in January 2015 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in Brookfield, Wisconsin. It is superb in every way, from Reference’s magnificent sonic capture to the excellence of all members of the cast. Florentine plans to record at least two more Floyd operas, and if they can garner a cast and crew as magnificent as this one, they will have indebted the composer and all lovers of modern opera in a way that cannot be repaid. This is a must have issue if you love classical music.” —Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition