The First Day of Summer for Flute and String Trio

The First Day of Summer for Flute and String Trio (Violin, Viola and 'Cello) got its title because it was completed on the first day of Summer, June 21, 2019. It starts out with an easy going blues-styled theme, reminding us of the slower-paced summer days to come. During the course of the work, there are more dramatic and intense sections, evoking the passion and excitement generated by the summer heat.

The First Day of Summer was premiered on September 28, 2020 by the Phasma Quartet as part of the Kwidzyn September New Music Concert Series in Kwidzyn, Poland. The Phasma Quartet consists of Iwona Glinka, flute; Yaroslav Tokarev, violin; Ilias Sdoukos, viola and Renato Ripo, 'cello. The Phasma Quartet will be releasing a CD with The First Day of Summer in 2020 on the Phasma Music label, distributed by Naxos.

The First Day of Summer was premiered online on September 28, 2020 by the Phasma Quartet as part of the Kwidzyn September New Music Concert Series in Kwidzyn, Poland. The video of the entire concert is below, which begins with The First Day of Summer.