Savannah Morning News

13 Sep 2016
By Joshua Peacock, Savannah Morning News

“…it was the second movement of the program’s three pieces that created an extraordinary night of symphonic music…The world premiere of a new violin concerto by Richard Sortomme… is a daring piece of postmodern symphonic music… Lonely, broken solos of strumming oscillated with excursions into a high range of staccato notes were as refreshing as they were nearly painful at times…The concerto received a standing ovation, duly deserved for a piece which was as daring and beautiful as it was lonely and desolate, coursing a wide swath of emotion and tonal embodiment…”