FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW ORCHESTRAL WORK BY AWARD-WINNING MULTI-MEDIA COMPOSER JEFFERY BRIGGS PREMIERED BY THE WESTFIELD SYMPHONY
Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway, NJ
Saturday, May 2nd @ 8pm
(2009) The Westfield Symphony Orchestra (WSO) announces the world premiere of Celebration for Orchestra by award-winning composer, Jeffery L. Briggs at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, New Jersey, on May 2 at 8 PM. Best known for his award-winning multi-media scores, Briggs has partnered on the creation and release of iconic computer games like Sid Meier’s Civilization, Colonization, Alpha Centauri, Gettysburg, and Pirates, that have reached more than 10 million consumers. "The WSO is proud to premiere Celebration for Orchestra, a stunning fusion work that is exciting and exhilarating”, notes David Wroe, conductor of The WSO. Call 908-232-9400 for tickets, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT CELEBRATION FOR ORCHESTRA by Jeffery Briggs - Celebration for Orchestra salutes those private moments of joy that are real, but by their very definition, are almost impossible to share with others. They come from deep inside, lasting only a moment, and then they travel on, making you wonder if it is ‘better to have loved than lost’. Like MC Escher’s Sky and Water, where shadow and light mix to transform fish in water into birds in the sky, all of us have experienced moments when obscure images or ideas become clear. These are joyful, deeply personal moments of exhilaration. Composed in 2008, from electronic sketches completed more than 20 years ago, Celebration for Orchestra is a fusion piece that borrows heavily from minimalist traditions, yet is goal-oriented.