Composition: Escape

Info: Composed 2023, approx. duration 5 min 30 sec, for orchestra and solo violin.

Program notes: Escape expresses going through something hard and then escaping into the world, nature and being free again. I experience chemotherapy and cancer, then when the orchestra opens up to a major key I leave the hospital and am free to go outside again, into nature and the outdoors where I go backpacking, hiking and camping with my violin.

Performances: November 10th, 2023 premiere, Benaroya Hall, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, solo violin Brannon Warn-Johnston, conductor Anthony Spain.