by Peter Aaron
One of the pieces Vivace performed was “Rounds,” a rhythmically complex work by 20th-century composer David Diamond. “The piece had a special resonance for us,” says Stringendo Artistic Director Jonathan Handman, who led Vivace, “because Diamond actually finished writing it after World War II in nearby Rhinebeck.”
Here's video of the prize-winning performance itself:
Vivace also was named Grand Champion at ASTA’s 2009 festival and has appeared on PBS’s “Live from Lincoln Center” website. Last year, the orchestra also took first place in the American Prize Competition.
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