At our August 12, 2017 meeting, we hosted our inaugural Ravel Challenge, in which seven composers accepted our challenge to orchestrate the first section of Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso for any ensemble of their choosing. At our event, we welcomed Thomas Goss, composer and orchestrator at orchestrationonline.com, who gave constructive criticism on all seven orchestrations. At the end, we took a look at Ravel’s own orchestration of the piece. Enjoy this master class in orchestration.
Full video for this event will be available as part of our online membership program, scheduled to be launched later in 2018.