American Rhapsody is a “mini-piano concerto” consisting of three short connected movements, conceived to be suitable for programming on either classical or pops concert programs.
Composition Date and Commission
Commissioned by Rich and Stacy Ridenour, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra
– Premiered by Rich Ridenour and the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, February 17, 2008
– Performed by Rich Ridenour and the Grand Rapids Symphony, John Varineau, conductor, March 7, 8, 9, 2008
– Performed by Rich Ridenour and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Lewis, conductor, April 18, 19, 20, 2008