Lilac Jubilee (2012)
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
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.