Several Symphonies to Perform “When Instruments Roamed the Earth!®” for 21-22 Season

Several symphonies have committed to stand-alone performances of “When Instruments Roamed the Earth!®” composed by Bob Singleton in the 21-22 symphony season.

The range of orchestras includes 2 prestigious internationally renowned orchestras in their own world-class symphony halls, a professional orchestra that will “take it on the road” throughout a region for family & school audiences, an energized community orchestra building audiences in a suburban market, and a well-known summer institute and premier summer training programs and music festivals in the USA.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs the concert in March 2022 from its home symphony hall, Bass Performance Hall, conducted by Alex Amsel. The performance is a return for the symphony that performed the world premiere in 2019. The orchestra is known worldwide as the performing orchestra for the Van Cliburn Piano Competition. Joining the orchestra will be theater and TV professionals, Patty Wirtz as “Professor Pat Pending,” and Steven Raikes as the hyper-energized T-Rex Conductor.

The Nashville Symphony will present the southern US premiere performance in Schermerhorn Symphony Center, March 2022. The performance will be conducted by Nathan Aspinall. Nashville Symphony is presenting the concert in their “comeback season” as part of their Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust “Family Series” performances.

Symphony of the Mountains, a professional symphony in Northeast Tennessee, will be taking the show on the road for performances in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia in May 2022. Music Director Cornelia Laemmli Orth will be leading the orchestra in several performances for families and students.

Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival Orchestra will be performing and video recording the concert in July 2021. The resident conductor is Ken Lam. They will use the recording year-round in their outreaches and educational programs.

The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Pew, will present the concert as their Halloween family performance of 2021. Their Halloween performances always introduce new fans to the orchestra. The concert is a perfect way to capture the hearts of families and bring them into future performances.

“When Instruments Roamed the Earth!®” © 2019 Agnes Day Music, BMI, composed by Bob Singleton, with narration by Stephen White

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Talks “When Instruments Roamed the Earth!®” (formerly “Jurassic Parts”)

short professional observations by the people who presented it

There are a lot of moving parts associated with any symphony performance. These key professionals answered 2 questions:

  1. What would you tell someone in your role at another symphony organization about “Jurassic Parts”?
  2. What would you tell a family friend who is considering attending the concert?
Becky Tobin describes how “Jurassic Parts” hit the mark for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and recommending it to her friends.
Maestro Alejandro Gómez Guillén describes how “Jurassic Parts” is a great, “can’t miss” piece of orchestral repertoire for audiences, and how the orchestra enjoyed performing the concert.
Doug Adams describes preparing the music for “Jurassic Parts,” and recommending it to his friends.
Pam Adams describes performing “Jurassic Parts,” and recommending it to her friends.
Lindsey Stortz Branch describes performing “Jurassic Parts,” and recommending it to her friends.
Katie Kelly describes marketing communications for “Jurassic Parts,” and recommending it to her friends.
Nicholas Sakakeeny describes performing “Jurassic Parts,” and how he would recommend it to his mom.