The Peabody Post

Thomas L. Read Recently Premiered Choral and Instrumental Music

Thomas ReadRecent premieres of choral and instrumental music by Thomas L. Read (DMA ’71, Violin) include Late and Soon, a cycle of six climate choruses commissioned and taken on tour by Social Band of Vermont. In the past two seasons his Concert Champetre for guitar and cello received multiple performances by its dedicatee, Aaron Larget-Caplan, collaborating with different cellists in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Boston, and other venues in Vermont and New Hampshire. In 2015, Dr. Read’s Lightning Galop was commissioned and premiered by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in celebration of its 80th anniversary season. The Then and The Now, a nocturne for five players, was premiered in February 2016 by the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. A studio recording of Capricci for guitar and string quartet, also composed for Mr. Larget-Caplan, has been released by Navona Records and a CD of Mr. Read’s chamber music for piano and wind instruments is available from Zimbel

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