Artists: Robert Garcia, French horn. Chris Lastovicka, piano.
“The Tender Ones” draws its title from Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus, Part 1, No.4. It was composed for hornist Robert Garcia. Where “Abraxas” seeks a new world, “The Tender Ones” retraces an old one, abandoning independence for the chance of a breathable union with what once was: the interior of the shell, the formation of the fledgling within.
Winner of the Hatz Award in Composition.