Posted by Anthony on April 22, 2002 at 23:06:34:
In Reply to: Gene Pokorny concert, UWM posted by Mike W Roylance on April 22, 2002 at 09:06:44:
"WOW!!!" just about sums it up. And the more I listen to it, the more I like it. John Stevens did an excellent job in writing a piece that matches Gene's style(as was clearly defined in his "Big Boy" CD). It's also pretty much the first concerto for our instrument built mainly on 20th Century compositional techniques, and doesn't sound like 'crap'. I applaude John Stevens for writing a piece of music that contributes not only to the evolution of music for our instrument, but to the evolution of music in general.
Gene's 32 minutes of playing certainly made it worth my 14 hours of driving.