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Cello Concerto

  • McIntosh Theater, U-Michigan 1100 Baits Drive Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 United States (map)

Richard Narroway, cello performs the Concerto for Cello and Wind Ensemble at the McIntosh Theater, with an ensemble conducted by Thomas Gamboa as part of Mr. Gamboa's doctoral studies at the University of Michigan.

  • Learn more about Mr. Narroway here.
  • Learn more about the Concerto for Cello and Wind Ensemble here.

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Reviews

... a serious piece, which evokes night visions and dreamlike (sometimes nightmarish) thoughts. The composer has a wonderful sense of instrumental color, and an accessible harmonic language.— Records International Reviews, Feb 99

...highly crafted, instrumentally colorful, basically tonal, and very listenable... the Concerto for Cello and Wind Ensemble (1997) was recast from different instrumentation for this wind- ensemble recording. The piece was originally written for the present soloist, Robert La Rue. At nearly 24 minutes in three movements, it’s the longest piece here. The bulk of the material follows a more introspective path, long-breathed melody with counterpoint, though the second movement returns to the rhythmic drive prevalent in the other pieces. There are some genuinely lovely passages here.— Robert Kirzinger, Fanfare Magazine, September/October, 1999

...the Concerto for Cello and Wind Ensemble is a work whose compositional methodology centers around the varying moods of sleep. Especially effective is the use of percussion to underscore the agitated aspects of a sleepless night.”— Tower Records Reviews, Online, 1999
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