Quote from Program Note

" The story of this piece starts up in heaven.  The solo violin represents the son of god who decides to come down to the earth to see the world.  He is surprised by many things at first, but gradually learns and becomes attached to the life on the earth.  He recalls his earthly experience nostalgically in the cadenza.  With the calls of the bassoons and the horns in quadruplets, the son of god realizes that the time has come for him to go back to heaven; he bids farewell to the world and rises up to heaven. " 

premiered: 4/29/2012 @ Mannes College of Music