Programme Notes

    Phoenix rising is a single movement flute concerto. This dramatic piece depicts the rise of phoenix:
    “Out of the ashes rises the phoenix.”
    The piece portrays the cycle of death, birth and rise of a new phoenix, which is common among many different cultures. It starts with the demise of a mature thriving phoenix, when introduces the soloist. The second section uses free rhythmic structures and controlled improvisation. Eventually as a new phoenix is born the music becomes more rhythmic and metric.