Meeting

2018

Alto sax and ensemble (1111.1110.2111)

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Premiered at the UCLA Schoenberg Hall, on May 14th of 2018.

Matthew Lombard, Alto Saxophone

UCLA students ensemble conducted by Maxim Kuzin.

Meeting is dedicated to Elaine Krown Klein.

In the Spring of 2017, I had the pleasure of meeting Elaine Krown Klein at the recipients’ ceremony of her award. I was impressed by her kindness, generosity, and especially by the love with which she spoke of towards the many scholars that she has been unconditionally supporting for more than 30 years. In her own words: her family. This incredible gesture motivated myself as well as friends Maxim Kuzin and Matthew Lombard, also recipients of the scholarship in that year, to collaborate on a new project, creating, performing and conducting an original work. In addition to being a philanthropist, Elaine is also an artist, and during a visit to her place she showed me one of her creations: a big bronze sculpture entitled “Meeting” that conveys the idea of people’s reunion and gathering. It was a perfect spark to trigger the inspiration for writing this piece.