Symphony No. 2, “America” by composer and native of Charlotte, Dan Locklair is available now in the bookstore. St. Paul’s Bookstore is open Tues-Thurs from 11 am to 1 pm and proceeds benefit outreach at St. Paul’s.
About Dan Locklair and Symphony No. 2, “America”
Naxos American Classics has released Dan Locklair’s Symphony No. 2 “America,” along with his Hail the Coming Day, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, and PHOENIX for orchestra.
The disk was recorded by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, led by Kirk Trevor and Michael Roháč. Organ soloist is Peter Mikula.
The composer writes, “My Symphony No. 2 “America” unabashedly celebrates America: “The Land of the Free”. Begun in May, 2015, this three-movement composition was completed in July, 2016 and is scored for a large triple-wind symphony orchestra. The World Premiere was given by John Gordon Ross and the Western Piedmont Symphony (Hickory, NC) in October, 2017. Approximately 22 minutes in length, each movement is a reflection upon a holiday that is at the heart of America: 1. Independence Day; 2. Memorial Day; 3. Thanksgiving Day. A single, well-known melody associated with the essence of each of these American holidays is heard in each movement.”