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THE APACHE JUNCTION NEWS, August 2, 1999:

APACHE JUNCTION COMPOSER HONORED: WORLD YOUTH SYMPHONY TO PLAY EUGENE ANDERSON’S 'PERCEPTION OF WAR’ JULY 30:

 

The World Youth Symphony will play an orchestral composition of local composer Eugene Anderson on July 30 at the National Music Camp at lnterlochen, Michigan. The piece being performed is "The Perception of War” about the final war of the world, music for the millennium. This thirteen-minute composition was recorded on d’Note records in 1997 and released nationwide in 1998. The composition was also entered into the Grammy category of best new composition for orchestra in1999. The 150 member World Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Timothy Russell will perform in the 5000 seat auditorium at Interlochen which hosts a year-round fine arts high school and an eight week summer music camp which registers 4000 students and 500 distinguished faculty each summer. Ten of Mr. Anderson’s brass compositions were just added to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition list. This list is used in 18 other states. In addition, these pieces were recently listed on the State of New York's solo ensemble competition list, used in 20 eastern states. Southern Music . Company of San Antonio has agreed to be the national distributor of l\/Ir. Anderson’s works through music stores nationwide.

 

Mr. Anderson's CD titled "PERCEPTION" features renowned tuba soloist Sam Pilafian of ASU and has received rave reviews and garnered a signed endorsement of Arnold Jacobs, principal tuba with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 44 years. This letter is prized because it is the only signed letter by Mr. Jacobs who died suddenly in Chicago at 83, after a fabulous 56-year playing career. Arnold Jacobs was considered the world's leading authority on teaching brass instruments. The CD is available at Border’s, Tower Records and other fine music stores. Mr. Anderson is currently composing his first full-length Broadway—type musical, THE WAGER, for a premiere in 2001.

 

PERCEPTION .... IN REVIEW by Robin Barker, Senior Editor, The Apache Junction News, July 1998:

"The CD title is taken from the first cut on the disc. During the 13 minutes of THE PERCEPTION OF WAR, a hauntingly melancholy melody with an increasing sense of urgency seems to do battle with the booming voice of doom. The listener can hear the battles fought and lives lost until doom wins in a terrifying soft finale as earth ceases to exist."

 

CD REVIEW BY THE AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, October 1998:

"THE PERCEPTION OF WAR is an impressive tone poem that has good thematic ideas and development, harmonic freedom, with tonal anchors, and big moments that sound like THE PLANETS” - by Gustav Holst.

THE APACHE JUNCTION NEWS, August 2, 1999:

APACHE JUNCTION COMPOSER HONORED: WORLD YOUTH SYMPHONY TO PLAY EUGENE ANDERSON’S 'PERCEPTION OF WAR’ JULY 30:

 

The World Youth Symphony will play an orchestral composition of local composer Eugene Anderson on July 30 at the National Music Camp at lnterlochen, Michigan. The piece being performed is "The Perception of War” about the final war of the world, music for the millennium. This thirteen-minute composition was recorded on d’Note records in 1997 and released nationwide in 1998. The composition was also entered into the Grammy category of best new composition for orchestra in1999. The 150 member World Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Timothy Russell will perform in the 5000 seat auditorium at Interlochen which hosts a year-round fine arts high school and an eight week summer music camp which registers 4000 students and 500 distinguished faculty each summer. Ten of Mr. Anderson’s brass compositions were just added to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition list. This list is used in 18 other states. In addition, these pieces were recently listed on the State of New York's solo ensemble competition list, used in 20 eastern states. Southern Music . Company of San Antonio has agreed to be the national distributor of l\/Ir. Anderson’s works through music stores nationwide.

 

Mr. Anderson's CD titled "PERCEPTION" features renowned tuba soloist Sam Pilafian of ASU and has received rave reviews and garnered a signed endorsement of Arnold Jacobs, principal tuba with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 44 years. This letter is prized because it is the only signed letter by Mr. Jacobs who died suddenly in Chicago at 83, after a fabulous 56-year playing career. Arnold Jacobs was considered the world's leading authority on teaching brass instruments. The CD is available at Border’s, Tower Records and other fine music stores. Mr. Anderson is currently composing his first full-length Broadway—type musical, THE WAGER, for a premiere in 2001.

 

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