The Anthropocene (The Human Age) (2017)
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commission with support from
The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong funds
World Premiere by Symphonic Jazz Orchestra September 30, 2017
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA
Mitch Glickman, conductor & Music Director
Duration: 11 minutes
Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra (2007)
I. Blue Reel
for symphony orchestra and violin solo
Christian Howes, violin solo with Muncie Symphony Orchestra
Commissioned by Chien Tan
Winner of the University of Miami Concerto Competition
Duration: 15-16 minutes
"The Jazz Violin Concerto has all the seriousness of a classical work—three movements, sophisticated orchestration, great development—but it also has the appeal of idiomatic fiddle writing, evoking wide open skies, sort of along the lines of Aaron Copland. Finally, it's got the 'it factor' of a jazz piece, and it allows the solo voice to really shine through, taking risks."
-Christian Howes, jazz violinist
"The Concerto for Jazz Violin is groundbreaking with the use of improvised violin solos."
-Andrew Paul, US Embassy Cultural Attaché in Kiev, Ukraine
"Routenberg's Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra was wonderful, its syncopated embellishments reminiscent of Aaron Copland, an American hoedown and a whole lot more. This compostion is a true keeper, every bit as fine as much of Copland and Leonard Bernstein."
-Peg Goldberg Longstreth, THE NEAPOLITAN, Naples, Florida
Purchase PDF Score/Parts $100
Purchase PDF Violin Solo $15
Purchase PDF Piano Reduction $25
for chamber orchestra and jazz piano trio
Premiered by the Henry Mancini Institute
Chamber Orchestra, Vince Mendoza, conductor
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