Peter S. Shin

Composer & Visual Artist



Power & Light (2014) concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra
3,3,3,3; 4,3,3,1; Timp.+3; Str.

Duration: 4’30"
Premiere: 2/9/2014; University Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Brier, conductor; Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Zach Stern, Eddie Goodman, Andy Hall, saxophones; Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor;
Recognition: Finalist in the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards

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Program Notes

The Power & Light District is a vibrant eight-block entertainment and nightlife neighborhood in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Established in 2005, the name was borrowed from the landmark art deco skyscraper built in 1931 as a way to promote jobs in the downtown area. Since then, Kansas City has flourished to become one of the best metropolitan areas.

Featuring a saxophone quartet as a solo body within the standard orchestra, this piece is a fanfare of sounds and a celebration of Kansas City and its offerings: from the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District, barbecue, Westport, the City Market, museums, to the Kansas City Symphony. But the more I think, the more I realize that the “City of Fountains” has nothing to prove.