World Premiere of Before the Fall by Brian Wilbur Grundstrom to be
Performed by Trinity Chamber Orchestra on October 15 in Washington
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom's Before the Fall! will be given its World
Premiere by the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, Richard Fazio, Music Director
and Conductor, as part of the group's concert on Sunday October 15 -
3:00 PM at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW in Washington,
The composer has written this about the work, which was composed in 2001,
'Before the Fall! was almost completed before that defining moment of
September 11th, yet there is a dark side to the piece that seems to
forebode. Coincidentally, the title also portrays the sense of loss
felt as summer fades away and the anticipated dread of the cold and dark
as winter approaches. In some sense, the events that shape our world
are just as seasonal and uncontrollable as the weather.'
Other works on the program include Beethoven's Overture to Egmont,
Barber's Adagio for Strings, J.S. Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin
and Debussy's Petite Suite.
Suggested donation for this concert is $15 for advance tickets and $20
at the door. For more information, please contact the Trinity Chamber
Orchestra at 301-296-0936.
The Trinity Chamber Orchestra of Washington DC is a thirty-six piece
orchestra made up of dedicated musicians from the tri-state area who
love playing classical music and making that music available to audiences
of all ages throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. The TCO performs
music that includes works for the large chamber orchestra and smaller
ensembles where it is able to feature its fine soloists. Under the
direction of Maestro Richard Fazio, the TCO performs four concerts per
year. Visit them online at http://www.trinitychamberorchestra.org/.
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom obtained a BA in music from Gettysburg College
and an MBA in Arts Administration from SUNY Binghamton. He studied piano
performance with Michael Matsinko, Serge Petitgirard, and Walter Ponce,
and composition with Dexter Weikel and Fred Speck. He has twice been a
finalist in the Composer's Guild Composition Competition, and was awarded
an American Composers Forum's Performance incentive fund with Pianist
Craig Randal Johnson. Mr. Grundstrom has served on the Council for the
New York Chapter of the American Composers Forum since 1996. Previously
a Programmer in Information Technologies for the Brooklyn Academy of
Music, Brian lives in Washington, DC and is now a Database Administrator
for the Washington National Opera. He continues composition studies
with John David Earnest. Brian sang with the New York City Gay Men's
Chorus for over eight years. Read his latest Celebration! newsletter
online and visit his website at http://www.brianwilbur.com/.
He is represented by Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - 516-586-3433, to
whom inquiries about his music can be directed.
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting