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A breath of fresh sound: Roman’s flute concertino makes world premiere in CSO performance featuring Valdes, Sherman

A breath of fresh sound: Roman’s flute concertino makes world premiere in CSO performance featuring Valdes, Sherman

For Laurence Roman, composing music is “a little like playing … chess on a skateboard on an icy slope.”

Melodies, rhythm, thematic development, musical texture, orchestral colors, tonality and formal structure — all of these elements must be balanced for a piece to be successful. Roman said there are times when he’s saturated with a musical problem and needs 400 cups of coffee to keep going. In those moments, he remembers to take a break from his work.