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Portsmouth New Music Festival

  • Music Hall Portsmouth, NH US (map)

Premiering the PARMA composer competition winner's new piece: To Throw by Michael Mikulka.

Notes from the composer, about the piece: In the summer of 2013, Lowell Galindo, lead anchor of LHN, was creating a project attempting to display the similarities between athletics and art.

Baseball (To Throw) - "Deception and Confidence" - Focusing on Nathan Thornhill who is a pitcher.  The pitcher is very much an isolated man.  Really on an island.
He stands on the mound above everyone for all to see.  He is the only player on the field that has a hand in every play or pitch.  Incredible focus.  Repetition is key.  If one of his movements is 
slightly off, a pitch can stray way off its target.  Deception and Confidence are key for a pitcher.  He tries to outsmart his opponent and yet there are times when he will simply overpower his opponent.



Earlier Event: May 16
Merrimack Graduation weekend
Later Event: November 6
Boys & Girls Club East Boston