Tim Hinck’s Symphony “Listening Parties”

Tim Hinck’s first symphony is set to premiere in Wichita, KS on March 9th, 2024. For those who can’t attend the premiere in person, or who want a little insight into the composition of this powerful orchestral work, two “listening parties” are offered in Chattanooga, free admission and open to the public:

•Monday, January 29th at 1:00 PM in the Roland Hayes Auditorium at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

•Saturday, February 3rd at 3:30 PM in the Nave of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 848 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN

Hear the entire symphony in a beautiful mock-up recording, and engage with the composer on some insights into its composition:

“My new symphony is truly a labor of love for my musicians, for the people of Wichita, and of course for the commissioner who instigated this work. At the end of 2021, I was approached by the commissioner to compose a four movement symphony. With a few simple prompts stemming from a conversation about Surrealism and particularly Lewis Carroll’s poem “Jabberwocky”, I was given full license to let my imagination loose in composing my latest symphonic work. The work began to take shape over the next 12 months, but it was only after securing a premiere with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra that the piece really came into focus. I always write for my musicians; I care deeply about their experience, and I always say that if my music isn’t fun to play then the audience will never buy it! I had the great opportunity to spend time with many of the WSO musicians while working on this Symphony. These relationships and the time I spent over two trips to Wichita were invaluable in bringing the composition to completion.”

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