Juilliard Composers talk about their compositions.
I imagined a piece that initially acts like an ensemble piece, meaning it has mostly equal balance of importance between the members of the group, until it becomes commandeered by a more assertive, self-important entity.- Theo Chandler
Theo comments on Songs From Brooches, performed by the Juilliard Orchestra
The four movements offer the vocalists opportunities to demonstrate a wide range of technical ability; each movement highlights a specific instrument or group from the orchestra as a partner to the soloists.- Theo Chandler
Theo comments on Tragedy No. 2, performed by the New Juilliard Ensemble
I think the concerto is one of the few sacred, uncorrupted definitions of a genre that remains from common practice era, so it is an interesting element to unravel; defying the nature of the dichotomy between concerto and ensemble piece still seems meaningful to me.- Theo Chandler
Read the entire article at http://journal.juilliard.edu/journal/116594/orchestra-and-nje-showcase-student-works