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