Third Coast premieres a new concerto by Clarice Assad with three performances with the Santa Rosa Symphony.
Acclaimed composer/performer Clarice Assad is composing PLAY! a new concerto for herself and Third Coast Percussion to perform as soloists with orchestra. The piece is a sonic exploration of the concept of play in its many forms, and will include games, toys, theater, virtuosity, and a heartfelt emotional underpinning.
Clarice Assad: PLAY!
PLAY! by Clarice Assad was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion by the Santa Rosa Symphony, Resident Orchestra of the Green Music Center, Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director. The work was co-commissioned by the Grand Teton Music Festival, Sir Donald Runnicles, Music Director; and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, John Gennaro Devlin, Music Director. Additional support was provided by Bruce Oltman, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, the Julian Family Foundation, and Steph and Daniel Heffner.