May 5, 2013
Maffe conducted the premiere of his niece's dedication piece on Sunday.
"I grew up listening to film scores, and they became the soundtrack of my childhood," Maffe says, "I thought: 'how great would it be if I could provide that for [Essence], but with music that was written specifically for her?'"
There are three movements in the 'little symphony'. The first accepts the mischief which is certainly to come with the escapades of childhood, the second movement illuminates her brilliance and free spirit, and the final movement sings of her beauty and undying love.