Virginia Symphony Premieres Larsen

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.

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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.

Tickets and more information here – for those of us who can’t attend, the program notes are available online.

Here’s a recording of the American Modern Ensemble performing the original version of Four on the Floor:

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