We've all been humming Steven Mackey's Dreamhouse here at the Philharmonic offices, and Third Horn Leelanee Sterrett is into it too — she says the catchy tune reminds her of the National Geographic Theme. Check out the sneak peek she gave us during today's rehearsal break.
And check out the composer's thoughts on his Grammy-nominated fusion of rock and classical, a fascinating reaction to 9/11 and meditation on the American dream that calls for orchestra, electric guitars, wine bottles, a police whistle, and more (”It is a sweet, simple melody that I genuinely love, yet I am a little embarrassed that I love it precisely because it is so sweet and simple.")
Intrigued? Tickets for this NY PHIL BIENNIAL concert are available here (if you go May 30, be sure to stay to meet the composers and performers at the Play Date).