During the fall of 2022, I will be working on a new Concerto for Wind Ensemble.
I absolutely love this concept, because it allows me to focus even more on making sure that each individual instrument, and each individual player in the wind ensemble, gets something exciting to do.
It has long been my writing style to try to reward the performers with challenging yet rewarding parts to play, and I will approach this project with that mindset, on steroids.
Thank you to Andy Yozviak and Tim Holtan for spearheading this project, and to the many ensembles that joined in on the consortium to support it!
~ Jim Stephenson, 2022.