San Domenico School will close the school year with a collaboration between the high school’s Virtuoso Program and the primary school orchestra, plus a world premiere of the new composition by San Francisco composer Mark Winges.
The complete May 25 repertoire will include:
- Concertmaster Caitlin Gowdy’s performance of Carmen Fantasy by Pablo de Sarasate
- Sahara Crossing with the primary school orchestra (Amanda Craver, conducting)
- Prelude and Fugue, Op. 85 by Moritz Moszkowski
- The world premier of Zig-Zag Flim-Flam from Fantasy Dances by Mark Winges
Zig-Zag Flim-Flam was written for San Domenico’s Orchestra da Camera, after Winges heard them perform under the previous Virtuoso Program Director, George Thomson. About the work, Winges says, “Zig-Zag Flim-Flam is a deconstructed blues. A few pitches that don't quite belong, a rhythmic displacement (dancing on one leg for a couple of steps?), an unexpected elongated phrase; all of these contribute to the slightly off-kilter effect.”
Mark Winges was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and currently resides in San Francisco, where he is resident composer /advisor for the chamber choir Volti. He is a graduate of the CCM - University of Cincinnati, SFSU, and has studied at the Musikhögskolan in Stockholm, Sweden.
Founded in 1977, the Virtuoso Program at San Domenico is an intensive training program for exceptionally talented string players.