What was your Creative Spark in selecting repertoire for the 2017 season?
It stems from the memory of a performance I attended as a teenager – the Verdi Requiem with Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra – and one spine-chilling moment where four trumpets augmented the eight specified for the Tuba Mirum section. For the 2017 Season, I thought, if we have twelve trumpets for the Verdi, why not program the Janacek Sinfonietta, calling for similar forces. Then, our Principal Trumpet suggested a concert featuring nothing but trumpets – hence the Brasstacular concert. All of this from a single moment, almost 35 years ago to the day!
WHAT IS SHARE YOUR SPARK?
Share your Creative Spark is an initiative of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony for the 2017 Concert Season, titled, “Experience the Creative Spark”.
The purpose: Stimulate creativity and artistry by identifying and sharing what inspires us. The Symphony is dedicated to performing exceptional, free-admission classical music concerts that inspire and enrich lives. When you share inspiration, you collaboratively stimulate creativity community-wide.