Three Excursions

“…An exceptionally interesting and musically challenging piece….  Students will enjoy performing this.”
Martie Perry, Orchestra Director, Crestwood Middle School, Chesapeake, VA

other comments about Three Excursions:

“…A pleasure finally to see music for school orchestra that presents students with the opportunity to explore non-Western musical traditions.”
Susan Kervick, former President, Virginia chapter of the American Straing Teachers’ Association (VASTA); Conductor, Repertory Orchestra of The Youth Orchestras of Prince William

“Ellen Lindquist’s innovative Three Excursions gives a truly authentic musical sense of each of the cultures which it represents, drawing on aspects harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and cultural of traditional West African, Japanese and Hungarian music, respectively.  The extensive exercises which Lindquist has written to accompany Three Excursions form a valuable educational tool: they prepare the players technically for potentially unfamiliar musical territory, while giving cultural insights into each Excursion.  It was a wonderful experience for my students to work closely with Lindquist in preparation for the premiere of her work. Three Excursions is a real gem….  Wonderful use of instruments….  My students loved playing it!”
Christopher Memoli, Conductor, Youth Symphony Orchestra of The Youth Orchestras of Prince William; Orchestra Conductor, Lee High School, Fairfax County, VA

Ruth Donahue, Orchestra Director, Spring Hill Elementary School, McLean, VA

“GREAT teaching piece!”
Veronica Jackson, Orchestra Director, Tucker High School and Freeman High School, Richmond, VA