“The Minnesota Orchestra will perform a short piece by composer Stephen Paulus at all three weekend concerts. Paulus, who died Oct. 19, was a former composer in residence at the orchestra,” writes Graydon Royce in Wednesday’s (11/5) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “He enjoyed a long relationship with the organization. In 2011, the orchestra opened its season with Timepiece, a jazz-inspired work by Paulus and his son, Greg. The orchestra will play ‘Veil of Tears,’ which is a selection from the large work To Be Certain of the Dawn. Commissioned by the Basilica of St. Mary’s, this Holocaust Oratorio was recorded by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Chorale and the Minnesota Boychoir in 2008. ‘Veil of Tears’ is a short, instrumental piece. Described as a tribute to Paulus, the composition will open the concerts this weekend at Orchestra Hall.” A memorial service for Paulus is also scheduled to take place this weekend, on November 8 at 3pm at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Posted November 7, 2014