Rain on me (2017)

For orchestra (2+picc, 2, 2+bass, 2+contra, 4, 3, 2+bass, 1, timp, perc, hp, cel, str.)
Duration: 10 minutes

 

Program note:

Rain on me was inspired by my attempt to change my perspective of the rain. I always hated the bitter coldness of raindrops against my skin, the way wet socks felt on my feet after being soaked from stepping in a puddle, and how muddy water would dirty everything in its path. I have several friends from Seattle, though, who always loved the rain and would dance outside while being drenched from the downpour. When I asked them how they could enjoy such a thing, they replied, “It feels like home.”
Rain on me represents my efforts to see rain as something more – perhaps a sign of life, a reminder of a previous memory, or a new beginning.

 

Performance video:
University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra
Rotem Weinberg, conductor
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
February 6th, 2017

 

Audio recording:
University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra
Rotem Weinberg, conductor
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
February 6th, 2017

 

Performances:

February 6th, 2017
University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra: Student Composers & Conductors Concert
Performed by the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Rotem Weinberg
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI