River Runs – David Liebman

“Copland-esque in scope, suitable as a score for an epic Hollywood movie, Chuck Owen has created an incredibly colorful portrait of a part of America’s natural beauty, specifically rivers that he has rafted or canoed on. This concerto is on a grand scale with the solo voices of Jack Wilkins (tenor sax) and LaRue Nickelson (guitar) soaring throughout. The music is visceral…you can feel the power and majesty of these natural settings with all the sections (each named for a river) evoking a singular mood.”…Dave Liebman