Kernis: Big and Entertaining (Financial Times)

Kernis FinancialTimes color logoAaron Jay Kernis has composed a big and entertaining work, which has a lot to say….” That’s what Richard Fairman of The Financial Times wrote when he attended the UK premiere of Kernis’ Flute Concerto, which featured soloist Marina Piccinini as she joined the London Philharmonic at Royal Festival Hall. Fairman also noted, “The music is intricately written and from its highly eclectic standpoint casts its eye over Baroque dance forms, Hollywood melodies and the classic rock of Jethro Tull. The flute part is a virtuoso challenge and, as at the premiere, Marina Piccinini was the expert soloist.”