From the Maslanka Archive features media and stories of David’s life and work. Did you work with David? Please consider contributing material.
It’s time for another edition of From the Maslanka Archive. We are actively building the Archive, but it won’t be ready for public viewing for a while. In the meantime, we wanted to show off some great items we’ve already collected.
We also wanted to inspire YOU to help grow the collection. We would love to feature you in an upcoming edition! Simply provide us with photos, video, audio, or stories of your time together and you may find them on the front page.
This week, we are excited to feature a video of David conducting his own Symphony No. 7 in a live performance from April 28, 2005 in Crowder Hall with the University of Arizona Wind Ensemble (Gregg Hanson, Music Director).
This performance was the western premiere of Symphony No. 7, and only the second time the symphony had been performed. Because of health problems Gregg was experiencing at the time, he was not physically able to conduct his Wind Ensemble. He asked David if he would be interested in conducting his own (massive) work. At first, David was not too keen on the idea as he had not been on the podium since his college days. But with Gregg’s persistence, David finally agreed to take up the baton. What followed was a profound experience for musicians and audience members alike.
A Very Special Thanks to Gregg Hanson for providing this gem.
Would you like to be featured in an upcoming edition of From the Maslanka Archive? It’s easy! Please send us anything you have (picture, audio, video, concert poster, concert program, correspondence with David, etc.) and we will feature you!