STEPHENSON conducts/premieres music with Traverse Symphony Orchestra

In March, 2023, Jim Stephenson was invited to guest conduct the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in an exciting program centered around spring, dance, and Martha Graham.
Much of the program – below – was captured on Interlochen Public Radio (IPR)

STEPHENSON – Printemps (for string orchestra)
STEPHENSON – Martha Uncaged, Concerto for trumpet
     Ken Larson, trumpet
STEPHENSON – Wooden Dimes – suite for orchestra (world premiere)
Click here to see original ballet performance.
COPLAND – Appalachian Spring

TSO Executive Director Kedrik Merwin said of the guest conducting appearance: “I thought it was a very successful weekend.  The audience loved your compositions and the orchestra enjoyed working with you.  What more can anyone ask?!  Thank you for your great work with the TSO.