This Sunday (23/10/2011) the University of St Thomas Wind Ensemble conducted by Prof. Matthew George are to perform `Gagarin’ in Orchestral Hall, Minneapolis, USA. This for me is a very special performance as it was Matthew and St Thomas University that first commissioned `Gagarin’ back in 2004 and subsequently recorded the work on the Innova label. I believe this is the last performance of `Gagarin’ in a year of Yuri Gagarin celebrations to celebrate the first manned space flight back in 1961- see: Gagarin
I have posted below a short clip of the University of St Thomas Wind Ensemble conducted by Prof. Matthew George performing `Gagarin’ (CD Label: – Innova `Road to the Stars´: Innova651)
This disc is available on iTunes!!