WE HAD A CHANCE to catch up with Patricia Julien – composer, jazz flutist, and professor of music at UVM. Vermont Youth Philharmonia, led by Yutaka Kono, has commissioned a work by Ms. Julien for their spring concert. In this video she speaks about how the commission came to fruition, where she drew inspiration for the music, and her excitement for a world premiere by a student ensemble.

The piece is called Furtig of the Five Caves, and it’s based on ideas from Andre Norton’s book Breed to Come. This book was well loved by Ms. Julien long before she knew the author was a woman, which deepened her love for the story.

See the world premiere of Patricia Julien’s piece Furtig of the Five Caves on SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019 at 5:30PM in the ELLEY-LONG MUSIC CENTER.