Jack Frerer, our composer in residence, has written a new orchestral piece for us titled splinter that will receive its world premiere at the March 27 concert. The composition explores the landscape of gun violence in Colorado. Jack’s first day in Colorado last year was the day of the STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch. You’ll hear more about the story of how this composition came to fruition over the next several weeks.
As part of this performance, we are honored to be bringing in the Instrument of Hope, a trumpet crafted from bullet casings by Shine MSD, Inc., a nonprofit started by student survivors of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Arapahoe Philharmonic Principal Trumpeter Anthony Zator will be playing the Instrument of Hope for Jack’s piece. This will be the Instrument’s first visit to Colorado.
This past week, Shine, Inc. released a new music video “Shine/(Instrument of Hope)” that we want to share with you:
Stay tuned for more information about the March 27 concert and Jack’s new composition.