Coast of Dreams

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(YMF Debut Orchestra / Roger Kalia
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Coast of Dreams, complete
April 11 & 12, 2014
YMF Debut Orchestra / Roger Kalia

II. Velocity Festivals
September 20 & 21, 2013
Amarillo Symphony / Jacomo Bairos

15 minutes


I. Flowers Of Our Lost Romance
3 C Trumpets; Timpani + 2 Percussion; Strings

II. Velocity Festivals
Piccolo, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 2 Bassoons; 4 F Horns, 3 C Trumpets, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba; Timpani + 3 Percussion; Harp; Strings


Arcadia Performing Arts Center, Arcadia, CA
YMF Debut Orchestra / Roger Kalia

Wilshire United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA
YMF Debut Orchestra / Roger Kalia
Program Notes:

Coast of Dreams (2014) is a musical tribute to early Los Angeles, in two movements.  Inspiration came when I visited El Alisal, a rustic home built by Charles Lummis in the late 1800’s, located in Arroyo Seco in Northeast Los Angeles.  Lummis was a Los Angeles Times journalist, an Indian rights activist, a historian, photographer, and all around Southern California guru.  When at El Alisal, I discovered one of the first Southern California lifestyle magazines, Land of Sunshine, published by Lummis beginning in the late 19th century.  I began to hear a composition for orchestra in two movements as an emotional, cultural and musical exploration of this romantic vision of Southern California.
- Paul Dooley

I. Flowers of Our Lost Romance

II. Velocity Festivals