Meet the composer as Norene talks with Composer Mark Petering before each selection. The recording features Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra musicians including Frank Almond, Concertmaster, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and winner of the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition. Mr. Almond is playing his STRADIVARIUS violin on Journey and String Quartet for a Pet Rabbit.
Understanding the importance of educating youth about contemporary music, Mark Petering created The Tomten and the Fox and more - New Classical Music for Children by Mark Petering featuring the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra New Music Ensemble. This recording is a new release by Zebrina Records and has been praised for its unique approach in introducing contemporary music to young people. Its featured orchestral composition is popular with parents, teachers, and children at education and family concerts.
Mark D. Petering has received numerous awards from organizations such as ASCAP, the National Federation of Music Clubs and the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. He is the 2003 winner of the Swan Composer Prize for wind ensemble for his composition The Swimming Pool influenced by the Matisse mural as well as the 2003 winner of the Music Festival of the Hamptons Composition Contest for his work Train & Tower for chamber orchestra and tape. In July 2003, Mr. Petering and conductor Lukas Foss made music history as they coordinated the performance of this piece with a donated Long Island Rail Road train at the festival grounds in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York. The event was covered by The New York Times, NPR, and the BBC.
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1. Intro with Hostess Norene
2. The Tomten and the Fox - Mother Nature Intro (Chamber Orchestra)
3. The Tomten and the Fox - Astrid Lindgren Story
4. Let's Meet Composer Mark Petering
5. Intro to Five Animals - Cub (Wind Quintet)
7. Intro to Fawn
9. Intro to Rabbit
11. Intro to Skunk
13. Intro to Wolf
15. Intro to Mississippi Gulf Coast Suite (Flute & Bassoon)
16. Intro to Crab
18. Intro to Oak with Squirrel
19. Oak with Squirrel
20. Intro to Pines on Horn Island
21. Pines on Horn Island
22. Intro to Three Fish
23. Three Fish
24. Thought for the Day
25. Intro to Journey for Two Violins
27. Second Folk Tune
28. Intro to The Carriage Ride Home
29. The Carriage Ride Home
30. Intro to String Quartet for a Pet Rabbit
31. String Quartet for a Pet Rabbit
32. Thank You...