“Move over, Beyoncé and U2, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra is coming to a record store near you for the very first time,” writes Ryan Cormier in Tuesday’s (5/5) News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware). “The symphony will team with the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to record an album for the highly regarded Telarc music label, with a planned January release. It will be the symphony’s first national recording in its 103-year history, something that will instantly raise the symphony’s profile because the album will be available in all record stores and sold as digital downloads by major outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.” Recording sessions will be May 17 and 18, with repertoire performed for the public May 15 and 16. “The public performances will include four pieces: Manuel de Falla’s ‘The Three-Cornered Hat,’ Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto Andaluz,’ Sergio Assad’s newly penned ‘Interchange’ and Maurice Ravel’s famed ‘Bolero.’ ‘Interchange’ was written specifically for the quartet and the recording with the DSO will be the first time it will be widely available.”

Posted May 7, 2009

Photo: The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, who will collaborate on a recording with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra