Classical IPR in conversation with Tony Manfredonia

Apr 30, 2019

Tony Manfredonia is a composer who writes for many different instruments, styles and genres. On May 1, the Northern Symphonic Winds will give the world premiere of “On the Threshold of Spring,” a piece they commissioned from Manfredonia.

Manfredonia stopped by Classical IPR to talk about the upcoming world premiere of "On the Threshold of Spring." He explained what the process is like when writing music for a commission.

He also talked about other upcoming premieres, including Three Shakespeare Songs (Bay View Music Festival) and a suite from the game Kharon's Crypt (National Video Game Orchestra of Wales).

Manfredonia shared recordings several pieces that he has composed. Listen to the entire conversation and all the music below.

Northern Symphonic Winds will give the world premiere performance of Tony Manfredonia’s “On the Threshold of Spring” May 1 at Charlevoix High School. The performance starts at 7 p.m.

Manitou Winds will perform Manfredonia’s WHOA! on May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City.

Pieces by Tony Manfredonia heard in this broadcast

WHOA! (performed by the Bay View Wind Quintet)

Not Worth Your Love: from 'Ghost Variations' (performed by Nicholas Wiggins and Aumna Iqbal)

Looking Down from Above (performed by Michael Hall, viola and Michael Delfin, piano)

Kharon's Crypt: main theme

Through the Tunnels and Back (performed by the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra)