The combination of clarinet and cello has special significance for me; my wife plays the cello, and we fell in love in college playing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet together. It should perhaps come as no surprise, then, that my Double Concerto for Clarinet, Cello, and Orchestra turned out to be especially lyrical and romantic. The work is in two movements, with a slowly unfolding, lyrical first movement giving way to a fast and driving second movement. It was commissioned and premiered by the Peninsula Symphony with myself and cellist Nathan Chan as soloists.
solo clarinet, solo cello, large orchestra (3 3 3 3; 4 3 3 1; timp + 3; harp; strings)
Peninsula Symphony with Nathan Chan, solo celllo, and Jonathan Russell, solo clarinet on March 21, 2014