Friday, March 04, 2011

Hopewell Middle School Symphonic Band Premieres New Work

Hopewell Middle School Symphonic Band under the direction of Audrey Murphy commissioned Nicole Chamberlain to write a piece to be performed at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis later this month. They will be giving a preview concert and premiering the work in Alpharetta, GA this Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church
69 N Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Here are the program notes written by my sister Joell Greco, who is an author soon to be published:

"Hopewell" was commissioned by Hopewell Middle School's Symphonic Band directed by Audrey Murphy located in Milton, Georgia. The connotations of the school's namesake gave an opportunity to convey a realization that a generation of young people is growing up in an age of uncertainty and that hope is often a seed that is rarely planted. Like most developing minds of today’s era, a situation where the possible positive ending to a seemingly dramatic and life changing problem is all but possible to them. Most do not see that hope is a ray of brilliant light that often breaks the most foreboding thundering clouds of life even at the last moments of a crossroads. The movements of rhythm and volume weaved within this piece reflect that the very mindset of those who only see the darkness of a situation can often find the glimmer of hope to hold onto at the very end for to have the hope of peace, the hope of cures, and the hope of a better life is something that all children deserve the right to have.

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