Cape Cod Concerto(2011)
1(=picc).1.0.tsax.1-188.8.131.52-perc(4):SD/bongo/cuban clave/susp.cym/tam-t/hand cym/police whistle/wdbl; gran cassa/cuban clave/susp.cym/gong/wind chimes/tgl/wdbl/guiro/cast/rain stick; xyl; vib/glsp-timp-harp-strings
Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)
The California Theatre, San Jose, CA
Jon Manasse, clarinet / Symphony Silicon Valley
"Paquito D'Rivera's Cape Cod Concerto for clarinet, piano and orchestra is sassy and brash, a big work of imagination and humor that arrives like a birthday cake with exploding candles. After Symphony Silicon Valley gave the concerto its world premiere Thursday at the California Theatre, a woman in the audience walked up to the composer, who had flown in from New York and was seated in the ninth row, and said, 'That was delicious, my friend.' "
- Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News