Well crafted and beautifully played, Crowe's works create a vivid sound world.
Again, David, you have stretched your talents to compose a fantastic composition.
I can think of no artist I have met in the past five years who
is more deserving of recognition.
David Crowe has a deep understanding of the importance of music
being relevant and the connections that are made between
the performers, the music and the audience. His music has
a great impact on the audience and the performers.
David's music was extremely well-crafted and effective,
and enthusiastically received by the dancers, musicians
and audience...a first-rate professional artist.
It was a great honor to play with Mr. David Crowe and
the Philharmonic, thank you so much for everything.
I hope we will have a chance to work together again in the future.
David Crowe is an excellent musician, a very gifted conductor,
with natural authority, persuasive and firm, but nevertheless
gentle in his handling of musicians and and fine taste for musical style.
When I grow up I want to become a singer and compose
my own music. It was a dream come true to have it played
last night. It touched something deep inside me. Thanks for
making my dream come true.
"Island of Light" features impassioned acting ... and
wondrous live music from a live quartet featuring composer
David Crowe and rock hall-of-famer Tom Constanten.
The music you composed was exceptionally beautiful and
I only hope that other orchestra students will have an opportunity
to play this music.
Thank you for coming...to work on our composition with us....
I really enjoyed working with you. You are an excellent music teacher
and I applaud you on what you have done.... Whatever you do just
remember that the music you make is golden.
You opened doors about composition which I was afraid to open.
Your willingness to work with me and my students made a distant
dream of mine come true. You've been a beacon of light to me and
others about venturing beyond our comfort zone in our classrooms.
Thank you so much for your calm leadership, creative musical spirit
and guidance through unfamiliar territory.
All of your extra work showed such a flair for teaching
and love of music, it was energizing to be around.
Responses to "Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody"
It's been a really exciting project, the most exciting thing
I've been involved in with the symphony. At concerts people have cried.
One person referred to it as a prayer. I'm still getting calls from
people who've heard about it and want us to come out and perform it.
"Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody" made me cry.
In addition to being aligned with our 8th Grade curriculum,
it was perfectly suited for our program for several other reasons.
First of all, our students were able to experience clearly the process
of using history and story to inspire art. They also learned how
music and musical instruments can be created with a brilliant and
entertaining effect. And finally, they saw how multiple modes of
presentation: narration, video and orchestra music, can help them
understand an important aspect of our state's history: its people
and their culture.
There was a sense of community, dignity, beauty and sorrow
in the history of the mills and textile industry. Your music
spoke to the soul of the Piedmont community.
It is so very clear that you have grasped who we were and are. Your music
gave voice to the passion of this experience that was lived by people
whose ordinary lives not only inspired their children and grandchildren,
but also transformed a region.