TEN: Concert Overture for Orchestra, 2018

TEN: Concert Overture for Orchestra, 2018

“…the brass section brings you to attention as the timpani swells and the grand gesture to the Hostess City is given its due completion. The enjoyment from “Ten” was its transportation — not into a new world — but the familiar city of Savannah and the ability to sweep you through the historic streets with the accompaniment of the Philharmonic.”
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Cleveland Classical | Nov 2015

Cleveland Classical | Nov 2015

“…Sortomme’s keen grasp of orchestral color is apparent from the beginning, when a dramatic chord leaves an E-flat clarinet note floating high in the air above low brass and piano…Sortomme’s inventive use of colors and rhythms makes the concerto an enchanting listening experience…” Mike Telin

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American Record Guide July/August 2007

American Record Guide July/August 2007

“…An affectionate folk like quality pervades the melodic material, almost as if Britain’s Vaughan Williams had been transplanted to 21st-century America. Sortomme paints sonic images in tonal language that caresses the mellow and often melancholic personality of the viola. Yet his writing has just enough dashes of spice to keep it from being merely a lilting idyll…”
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