O you who linger in the gardens… was commissioned by the Westchester Youth Symphony. The title is taken from the Song of Songs, and the music of the piece relates in a general way to the descriptions of love, at once playful and vibrant, serious and sensuous, from that poem. The Westchester Youth Symphony gave the work its premiere in 1998; since then, the piece has been performed by the Westchester Philharmonic, the Plymouth Music Series Orchestra, and the Syracuse University Orchestra.
Premiere: May 1998: Westchester Youth Symphony, Vincent Lioni, cond., Purchase, NY.
January 1999: Plymouth Music Series Orchestra, Philip Brunelle, cond., St. Paul, MN
May 2000: Syracuse University Orchestra, Paul Breantley, cond., Syracuse, NY
January 2001: Westchester Philharmonic, Paul Dunkel, cond. Purchase, NY