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  • May 21, 2022

    The Portland Youth Philharmonic Performs Reunion

    Composed in 2021, Reunion celebrates our return to social life post-COVID. The music begins at, and emerges from our experiences during lockdown.

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  • December 21, 2020

    Review: Take Effect on The Adventures of Florian

    Michael J. Evans brings us an extremely detailed effort for his 7th release on the Navona label, where he presents a modern adaptation of the Henry Beston fairytale of the same name.

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The Adventures of Florian

An epic, modern adaptation of Henry Beston’s fairytale of the same name. Over the course of four orchestral acts, Evans reframes the story as a tale of trans heroship, with Prince Florizel marrying Florian himself presenting as a boy, rather than revealing Florian as Isabella.

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a big-hearted orchestral fairy tale of warmth and imagination

AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE on The Adventures of Florian

Varied instruments dance in and out of each other with an inimitable presence

TAKE EFFECT on The Adventures
of Florian