World Premiere of Saariaho

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be giving the World Premiere of a new commission by Kaija Saariaho.  True Fire is written for orchestra and solo baritone and will be performed at concerts May 14-17.  The composer says this about the work: This piece has been growing in my mind for several years; the music was emerging before I even started looking for the texts. This made finding the right texts difficult. I spent much time going through my favorite writers, but nothing I knew seemed to fit my project. I finally ended up using six texts from different sources, but…