Grand Central Station Michael Torke Born: September 22, 1961, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Composed: 2000 Duration: 6 minutes The composer writes, 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
Mojave Michael Torke Born: September 22, 1961, Milwaukee, WI Instrumentation: Marimba soloist and Wind Ensemble Duration: 16 minutes Composed: 2009 Mojave is a marimba concerto commissioned by the 2010 Tromp International Music Competition and Festival, and written for Colin Currie.
It has three versions, marimba with string quartet, and marimba with wind ensemble, and marimba and orchestra.
The Mojave Desert, located in southern Nevada and northern California, is an ar