Annual Report FY 2004 - Research at Cornell

25. Celebrating Friends

Steven E. Stucky, Music, composed Second Concerto for Orchestra, which was premiered in March 2004 by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Commissioned for the inaugural season of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the three-movement composition celebrates “friends”—paying homage to composers Ravel, Stravinsky, and Sibelius and saluting friends at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The first movement, “Overture (with Friends),” carries the celebratory musical quotes; the second movement presents a theme and six variations providing six different characters of music; and the finale contains solos and “combos,” which are brought together by an allegro energico beat. The piece has won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

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