May 26, 2015
Maffe's newest piece for symphony orchestra has won a national competition—the Young Composers Challenge (YCC), to be exact.
The Water Phoenix paints the picture of a mythical phoenix, which ascends from the ocean abyss, and narrates its heroic clash with a malicious tempest storm. The tone poem is full of imagination and sweeping melodies. It brings both radiant orchestration and the energy of a film score.
In addition to a $1,000 cash prize, 'Phoenix' will receive a performance and professional recording by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in October at the YCC Composium in Orlando, Florida.