Première ‘Vibes’ (violin solo, string orchestra & jazz winds), de Doelen Rotterdam

Vibes is an energetic and rhythmical/ jazzy composition, in which the solo violin and the jazz winds get the chance to show their improvisational skills. Hence the title Vibes: jazz and classical features come together to create new vibes. The thematic material is based on a composition I wrote in 2015 for violin and accordeon, which was meant to be performed at a wedding party. Since the orchestra has no rhythm section or percussion players, the string orchestra has to play a lot of rhythmical techniques and effects.