Ribando's composition to be performed by Virginia orchestra


Jeremy RibandoDr. Jeremy Ribando, chair of Northwest Florida State College’s Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division, will have his composition "Bright Light" performed by the Hampton Roads Philharmonic on Oct. 18 at The American Theatre in Virginia. The work was commissioned by the orchestra for the opening concert of its 2015-16 season.

"In this piece I attempt to celebrate the sounds and excitement of live orchestral performance in an energetic, moving tribute to the orchestra itself,” Ribando said. “In an age where some skeptics doubt the continued value of the orchestral medium and also its cultural and musical relevance, I hope to capture in a small way the sounds and movement that continue to inspire me to create music."

The Hampton Roads Philharmonic previously performed Ribando's composition "iFlight" in 2014, following the work's premiere in 2012 as the 25th anniversary theme of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and its performance in 2013 for the 50th anniversary of NWF State College.

An award-winning composer, Ribando has received numerous commissions and performances of his works including the "Composer's Voice" series in New York City, Michigan State University, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony and by members of the Grand Rapids Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and Dayton Symphony.