Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station

Year: 2000

Heading: for concert band

First Performance:
17 June 2001
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, New York City
Goldman Memorial Band

full band

Duration: 6'

Program Note:
As I wrote this piece, I thought of the tremendous energy of arrivals and departures, the swirling shapes and patterns of people with optimistic expectations. Newly renovated, Grand Central Station has that wonderful mix of the classically old, along with its shiny, new, welcoming appearance. Like the Goldman Band itself, who commissioned this piece, it has decades of rich, New York history, but it is very much alive today.