to be a composer in residence at the tender young age of 25 is amazing! The piece he has composed in honor of ASO's 90th season is beautiful.
if you think about it, the greatest composers of all time were all 25 at some point. 90% of an iceberg is lurking out of sight just below the surface. i believe that chris has only just begun to fulfill his potential, that like an iceberg we are yet see all there is to be seen, and heard, from him.
based on what? by report he has been composing since he was a youngster. and "the way through" was pretty damned good! what wondrous pieces will he have gifted to the world in his lifetime?
it excites me that I might have been in the presence of, potentially, one of this centuries great composers. will symphonies 200-300 years from now be playing bach, beethoven, rachmaninoff et al? probably. but, in my script at least, symphonies will also be playing concertos from the brilliant mind of chris rogerson as well.
i hope to live long enough to see chris realize his promise. i can't wait to hear the next piece(s) he'll be writing for ASO. an old fart like me has to take what he can get.