Opus 994

Lilac Jubilee (2012)

for Orchestra


Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; David Harman, conductor

Duration: 6.5 min.

Dedication: for David Harman

Commission: Commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Lilac Jubilee (2012) for orchestra was commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in honor of David Harman’s 20th anniversary as music director.

This is music of festive celebration: simple and direct; happy, yet heartfelt. The piece is built from three related ideas: 1) a series of moving chords over a throbbing pedal; 2) a bouncy, energetic theme in triple meter; 3) a warm chorale. The title comes from Rochester’s city flower, symbolizing joy and love.