CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER – Cleveland Orchestra, Museum of Art collaborate again on ‘California Masterworks’ series

..For the orchestra to collaborate with the Calder Quartet on a reprise is “pretty courageous,” said Riley, composer of “In C,” by phone from his home in Northern California. “I imagine it’s going to be a big challenge. But I would imagine there’ll be a lot of people eager to hear it.”

Indeed, in the Riley catalog, “The Sands” is pivotal. Not only was the work his largest piece for orchestra at the time. It also contains autobiographical references and marks the point at which the composer settled on a means of writing for larger ensembles…

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