The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, winner of a 2014 Performance Grant, will give the World Premiere of a new version of Libby Larsen’s Four on the Floor this weekend. Originally composed for violin, cello, double bass and piano, Larsen has re-orchestrated the work for string orchestra and piano.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Virginia Symphony, worked closely with Libby Larsen when Falletta was conductor of The Women’s Philharmonic. She approached Larsen directly about re-imagining this work for string orchestra.
Here’s a recording of the American Modern Ensemble performing the original version of Four on the Floor: