The frail conductor, 87, has accepted a commission from the Kalamazoo Symphony to composer a 30-minute piece for its centenary in 2021.
Kalamazoo, MI, October 13, 2016 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce that Maestro André Previn will write a ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ to be premiered as part of the Orchestra’s finale concert of its 100th Anniversary season in 2020-2021.
“Previn is a man of few words about his own music” says Mattie Kaiser, his representative at music publishing company G. Schirmer, while Previn briefly commented, “It’s a big piece, about thirty minutes long, and in four movements. I’m quite excited to be able to use such a sizeable orchestra…. Whatever is good about it, I hope is in the music.”