poster for Christopher Theofanidis, Concertos

Christopher Theofanidis' music has been performed by many of the world's leading performing arts organizations, from the London Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic to the San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and the American Ballet Theatre. A two-time Grammy nominee, Theofanidis is currently on the faculties of Yale University and the Aspen Music Festival. This recording of two of his concertos is performed by the Albany Symphony conducted by David Alan Miller, which is known for its commissioning and performances of music by American composers. Chee-Yun, violin soloist is a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and has performed with many of the world's foremost orchestras. Viola soloist Richard O'Neill is the newly appointed violist of the Tak√°cs Quartet. An EMMY Award winner, two time Grammy nominee and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, he has appeared as soloist with the world's top orchestras.

CONTENTS: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Chee-Yun (violin); Albany Symphony; David Alan Miller (conductor)

Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra Black Dancer, Black Thunder In the Questioning The Center of the Sky Lightning, with Life, in Four Colors Comes Down Richard O'Neill (viola); Albany Symphony; David Alan Miller (conductor)