Joyful Play is an adaptation of the lively first movement of Children On the Playground for Solo Violin and Strings for two pianists sharing the same piano (called four hands). It was premiered by the superb mother-daughter duo Rose Shlyam Grace and Eda Shlyam on July 5th, 2015 at the Timucua White House and later recorded for release.
This tricky Four-Hands piano adaptation of the concerto was selected to be included in Timucua Arts Foundation’s first official publication Piano Anthology No. 1, an anthology of eleven piano compositions from the Central Florida Composers Forum. The works featured span the last 25 years, with seven of the eleven works composed in the last decade. Curated and edited by composer and Artistic Director Benoit Glazer, this anthology is both a testament to the talent of Central Florida composers, and a pack of musical possibilities waiting to be explored by adventurous pianists everywhere.
Joyful Play will be performed a second time at Timucua, in another CF2 event on October 1st, 2021. Come, join us, and hear the music live!