Sacramento Ensemble Premieres Work by Christopher Castro
“Sing High” composed by Christopher Castro, alum now lecturer, has its world premiere on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Camellia Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Christian Baldini, performs the piece as part of their program, “Past, Present & Future.”
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at C.K. McClatchy High School Auditorium in Sacramento. There is a pre-concert talk beginning at 6:45 p.m.
“My friends tease me by calling me a ‘repertoire hound’ because I love and think about the canon of classical music often and it comes out in my music,” said Castro. “In ‘Sing High’ for example, after the opening chord in the orchestra, four percussive attacks are heard in the woodblock and clave. While I use this motive differently, it is a direct allusion to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Just one detail of many veiled references to a wealth of classical and jazz repertoire that I feel I must come to terms with in my own way. My music is ‘about’ music.”
For more about Castro and ”Sing High,” please read the detailed his detailed interview on Christian Baldini’s blog.
For tickets to the performance, visit the Camilla Symphony Orchestra ticket page.