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 is scheduled to be premiered and released on a CD in 2020 by the flutist Iwona Glinka and a string trio on the Phasma Music label, distributed by Naxos.