As part of the CSO’s 2015.2016 season, three exciting international composers were commissioned to compose new Concertos for Orchestra, showcasing the virtuosity, style, and sound of the CSO. The recording represents the culmination of this exciting project, and once again affirms the CSO’s core value of being a place of experimentation.
Sebastian Currier’s FLEX is a 35-minute, six-movement “concerto for orchestra” by an American composer who has been equally acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. In his Cincinnati commission, Currier combines high-energy, driving rhythms with dazzling instrumental colors and transparent musical structures that make the layering of the musical material relatively easy to follow, without ever becoming predictable.
The commissioned work of Sebastian Currier’s FLEX was made possible by a generous gift from Ann and Harry Santen. The recording of Sebastian Currier’s FLEX was made possible by a generous gift from Tom and Dee Stegman.