A note from the composer – Christopher Theofanidis
How can you possibly write anything other than a joyous piece for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Williamsport Symphony? It is an incredibly optimistic and wonderful thing that an orchestra can thrive for fifty years, and as I was thinking of music that I love that has the celebratory quality fitting the occasion, my mind went immediately to Handel’s Water Music which is made of up many shorter movements of both allegro and more lyrical characters.
Knowing that the premiere of this work would happen on the cusp of summer, the title of my piece is called Summer Music.
Happy birthday to the Williamsport Symphony!