November 6, 2017
WDCB‘s Gary Zidek visited our studio as we prepare our world premiere concerto that explores the layers of bell sounds. Gary even got a “Bells 101” crash course as he explored the instruments we play in Augusta Read Thomas’s Sonorous Earth. He interviewed David and Sean about the concerto, its growth from a previous collaboration with Thomas, and the universality of the bell sounds that make up the work. Hear the full interview and explore his photo gallery in “The Arts Section.”
“It’s taking a piece that we love [Thomas’s Resounding Earth] and have played so many times, and reimagining it with one of Augusta’s favorite mediums to write for: the full symphony orchestra. It’s the best of both worlds in that way.” -David Skidmore
We will premiere the concerto with the Chicago Philharmonic on Sunday, November 12, at 3:00pm in Chicago’s Harris Theater.