Nocturnal premiered by The Occasional Symphony

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Nocturnal is Lee’s newest and most ambitious orchestral work to date. The Occasional Symphony commissioned the work and premiered it on May 2 on the Johns Hopkins University Medical Campus alongside Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The piece is in two movements, and evokes the happenings of night. Serene melodies and sounds of mischief from the first movement gradually become depraved in the second, evolving into a wild and relentless dance whose ruthless pulse seems to extend the boundaries of night beyond the break of dawn.

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