**Second World Premiere
Gil Rose, conductor
This concert is co-sponsored by M. Steinert & Sons and the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation.
This concert is also funded in part by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Creative Connections program of Meet the Composer, Inc., with additional support from Argosy Foundation, the six New England state arts agencies, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Side by Side was commissioned by BMOP, the Esprit Orchestra, and the Richmond Symphony with additional support from the following donors: Diane Byington, Robert C. Cosgrove, Norwood H. Davis Jr., Joe Doms, H. C. Du, Jack M. Enoch Jr., Marilyn Gilbert, Robert C. Goodman Jr. and Virginia S. Goodman, W. Austin Ligon, Julie Lo, Gerald Morgan Jr., Organization of Chinese Americans, Central Virginia Chapter, Richard and Elizabeth Perelli, Douglas J. Richards, Victor and Pamela Richardson, and James Emerson Tashjian-Brown, in the memory of Mary Ellen Lynch Brown.