A report Wednesday (12/19) on the Lexington, Massachusetts news site Wicked Local states, “In celebration of the town of Lexington’s 300th birthday, Lexington Symphony has commissioned a work for orchestra by award-winning contemporary composer Michael Gandolfi. The new composition will be featured at an upcoming concert by the Symphony, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in Cary Hall. As part of the Symphony’s Gandolfi Project—an initiative aimed at celebrating an important milestone in Lexington’s history, building on the area’s strong cultural community and spurring the creative process—donors who support the creation of this special work will have their names inscribed on the title page of the original score. … Lexington Symphony Music Director Jonathan McPhee will lead the world premiere of this special piece at the February concert, which will also feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (also known as the Pastoral) and a performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto by acclaimed British violinist Ruth Palmer.”

Posted December 21, 2012