"Children of Zeus is an incredibly exciting new commission by American Composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom. It is comprised of 5 movements, each one focusing on one of Zeus's children. Grundstrom has masterfully set to music text about these Greek Gods and Goddesses, capturing their spirits and personalities in this epic new work for orchestra and choir. From the lush, mysterious harmonies of Dionysus to the loud and militaristic Ares. From the beautiful melody of Aphrodite and the cynicism of Hercules, to the almost hypnotic refrain of Apollo. Children of Zeus is a magnificent new work that will keep you engaged, entertained, and educated from first note to last." ~ Maestro Jeffrey Sean Dokken
The original premiere was in Wilmington DE on April 29, 2017 with CoroAllegro and The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, directed by Jeffrey Sean Dokken. The concert will be repeated on June 3, 2017 in Alexandria, VA and June 4, 2017 in Great Mills, MD. Information is at brianwilbur.com/html/compsOrchZeus.html.