I am very happy to share with you the video recording of the premiere of my new orchestral work, Chiaroscuro. Many thanks to the MSM Symphony Orchestra and to Maestro Manahan for their beautiful performance!
Chiaroscuro, for Orchestra,
Composed by Aris Antoniades
Performed by the MSM Symphony Orchestra
George Manahan, Conductor
Feb. 23, 2018
The Riverside Church, NYC
This is the premiere performance recording
Chiaroscuro is an artistic technique, developed during the Renaissance, that uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-dimensional forms. The clash between light and darkness, good and evil, buries strong archetypal associations that have effectively shaped the course of humanity over the centuries. This spiritual struggle, still very much alive today, has been the source of inspiration for this work.
The piece is dedicated to my brother, and best friend, George Antoniades.