Hail the Coming Day Premiere

New Dan Locklair Orchestral Commission to be Premiered by Winston-Salem Symphony on May 12 and 14 as Part of Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s Centennial Celebration

The World Premiere performances of Dan Locklair’s Hail the Coming Day (A Festive Piece for Orchestra), commissioned by the City of Winston-Salem to celebrate their Centennial, will be presented by the Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, on Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 PM as part of their concert at the Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 PM, again at the Stevens Center.

Dr. Locklair has written about Hail the Coming Day, “Completed in January 2013, this approximately five-minute composition is in one movement and consists of five short sections. Scored for a large orchestra of triple woodwinds, triple brass, strings and percussion, the composition takes its title from an 1876 speech given by one of early Winston’s most influential leaders, Robert Gray.” Download the complete program notes at http://www.w-s100years.com/events.cfm/5-12-2013/16/.

Other works on the Pictures at an Exhibition program will be Hovhaness’ Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain”, Mason Bates’ Liquid Interface and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Ravel.

More abou the concerts at http://www.wssymphony.org/experience/concerts/pictures-at-an-exhibition/. More about Winston-Salem’s Centennial Celebration at http://www.w-s100years.com/index.cfm.