Kapilow-Schaaf28860-316The image of the Golden Gate Bridge is immediately recognizable worldwide. Composer Rob Kapilow has embraced the challenge of translating that image into music.

Golden-Gate-Bridge-3One of Kapilow's first scheduled "research" meetings was with the members of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, none of whom, he says, had ever talked with a living composer before. But it didn't take long to get past that, and into a playful--and fruitful--exchange about the sounds the young musicians associate with the iconic bridge just down the freeway.

Unabashedly inspired by the example of Leonard Bernstein, Kapilow is something of a modern-day classical music resinssance man, but he sees it all as working toward the ultimate goal building a wider understanding and appreication of the music he himself loves.


Kapilow welcomes suggestions and ideas for the new symphonic pice, which can be submitted to his Facebook page.




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