Sortie recounts one American naval aviator's emotional journey as he first receives his orders, then climbs into the cockpit of his plane, takes to the air, flies his mission, and returns to his carrier. The three part musical form consists of a brutal fugue during takeoff followed by the flight itself, underpinned with a manic "S-O-S" Morse Code rhythm. Mission accomplished, the music turns pensive and jittery as the pilot returns to his carrier. Read more.
Siam Sinfonietta is a youth orchestra founded in 2010 by Thai/American composer Somtow Sucharitkul, conductor Trisdee na Patalung, and the Bangkok Opera Foundation. It was created in order to provide intensive training for young Thai musicians intending to have a serious career in classical music. The orchestra operates out of the offices of the Bangkok Opera Foundation.
To Learn more about the Sky Interludes from Amelia, click here.
To learn more about the Siam Sinfonietta, click here.
To learn more about the "Sounds of Spring" International Music Festival at Carnegie Hall, click here.
To learn more about Somtow Sucharitkul, click here.