Program notes

She dances by the river, opus 103 (2018)

This piano quartet is a lyrical and lush study in slow dance-like motion commissioned by the Australian Cultural Fund for Kathy Selby and Friends. The music’s eight minutes unfolds in the three strings over low soft chords in the piano and then builds to a strong conclusion. The title, She dances by the river, refers to people of courage who overcome obstacles and achieve their goals in spite of great challenges.