Steven Karidoyanes

Cafe Neon: Fantasy on Greek Songs and Dances

Instrumentation2222 / 2200 / timpani* and strings [doubles on triangle and 2 suspended cymbals]
Length9 minutes
DifficultyBy way of comparison, less difficult than the piece which inspired it, Kodaly's "Galanta Dances." The brisk finale would be a healthy challenge for some community/student orchestras.
CommentsIn essence, a Greek incarnation of Kodaly's "Galanta Dances." Similar in form -- including a very prominent part for the orchestra's principal clarinet.
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HistoryCommissioned by the Quincy (MA) Symphony Orchestra;
Premiered November 17th, 2000;
Future performances already committed:
Quincy Symphony: May 2001 [repeated in same season]
Plymouth (MA) Philharmonic: April 2002
Melrose (MA) Symphony: May 2002
Boston's Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra: 2002-2003 season
ContributorThe composer

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