Next season will bring two new Concerto Commissions for Kenji Bunch. The Orchestra Engagement Lab will be premiering an electric violin concerto written for legendary electric violinist Tracy Silverman. The OEL is assembling an impressive consortium of orchestras that will each give a performance of the work Additional information can be found here.
The Corvallis Youth Symphony has commissioned Bunch to create an orchestra version of his Cookbook, originally written for clarinet and piano, for the outstanding young clarinetist, Jose Franch-Ballester. Based on their shared passion for cooking, eating, and very spicy ingredients, the orchestra version should be (pardon us) quite hot. Scheduled for premiere in May of 2013, the concert will also feature Bunch’s Piano Concerto with virtuoso pianist Monica Ohuchi as soloist, who also happens to be married to Kenji.