Wow. What a long, exciting, stressful, and rewarding day. I thought all of the readings went pretty well, and the orchestra sounded simply fabulous! Working and talking through my piece with Fergus was great, and I am anxious to see if the small adjustments we made will be successful. The feedback on all of the pieces from conductors, players and mentor composers was really amazing – even if I didn’t agree with everything that was said, it was great to hear so many different perspectives, and some things really resonated with me. I’m excited to hear all of the pieces again tomorrow!
1. Tim Sullivan making corrections and adjustments to his work following the first day of the reading.