Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone and Piano
Performers: Michael Hernandez, Saxophone, and Karalyn Schubring, Piano
Program Note: The ABA structure of The Journey forms a roadmap that applies to many significant narrative trajectories: initial hopes for the future often give way to a needed moment of pause and reflection, until one can at last come out of the situation with newfound vigor and joy. This is a vague description, of course, which is why I encourage listeners to imagine moments of their own lives that mirror this trajectory.
The Journey received a Morton Gould Young Composer's Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 2014.