Tuesday’s (11/17) Spectrum (St. George, Utah) reports, “The Orchestra of Southern Utah performs its ‘Romance and Heroics’ concert Thursday, 7:30 p.m., in the Heritage Theater, 105 N. 100 East. The concert features the world premiere of ‘Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra,’ written by OSU composer in residence, Keith Bradshaw. Bradshaw has dedicated ‘Fantasy’ to his wife, Tracey Bradshaw, who performs as piano soloist for the premiere. … Bradshaw had never written a piece specifically for his wife, and he said he thought it was about time he did. ‘Rather than write something expressly romantic or sentimental, I chose to try to make something Tracey would enjoy playing,’ said Bradshaw. ‘The first movement begins with a bang and is energetic. The second movement is very contrasting, melodic and lyrical, allowing expressiveness and sensitivity. The third movement is fast and driving to the end.’ ‘Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra’ is the latest of the world premieres performed by OSU, including the ‘Spanish Trail Suite’ in February 2007, ‘Africa’ in February 2008 and the ‘Spanish Trail Suite’ video enhancement in April 2008.”

Posted November 18, 2009