October 16, 2017

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...

January 18, 2016


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 orc...

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