Arts Academy Band premieres new music this month

April 17, 2017

The Interlochen Arts Academy Band featured a world-premiere composition on their April 22 concert.

The piece, titled “Love Among the Ruins,” is a concerto for viola and orchestra written by James Syler. “Love Among the Ruins” deals with the contemporary issues of war and animosity pervading society today and featured Instructor of Viola Renee Skerik as the guest soloist. Syler visited campus on April 22 for the piece’s premiere.

Alongside Sylver’s composition, the Interlochen Arts Academy Band also performed the Michigan premiere of a chamber work by Larry Harper and Karel Husa’s monumental composition, “Music for Prague.”