I was contacted on this past Monday evening to contribute an original work to the Music For Oso Concert this Sunday April 13th. This concert will be performed by Seattle Symphony violinist, Dr. Oana Rusu Tomai and musicians from Oso, Seattle and Bellevue. This piano composition was in my repertoire, composed before the Oso disaster, and I am dedicating this music to the people of Oso by naming it, “Roses For Oso” Homage To The People Of Oso. I will donate the proceeds of Roses for Oso to the Oso Mudslide Relief Fund: www.osomudslidereleif.org The composition will be available in sheet music form and a recording will be available for purchase in the next few weeks. Please check back for details on Roses For Oso. The name of this piece came about in an interesting way. I had been listening to a radio program earlier that day, Monday, and I heard something about a florist donating White Roses and Pink Carnations to a memorial service in Oso. When I was invited to contribute my music I immediately thought of that beautiful image of White Roses and Pink Carnations and named it ” Roses For Oso”. My friend Arthur mentioned there might be a flower of Oso. I gogoled it and found that the Indian Plum is native to the Pacific Northwest and Oso. It get’s even better. A web site on native flora and fauna in the northwest had photos and a beautiful message about the Indian Plum: I am including in quotes that message and photo by Ivan Phillipsen
The Indian Plum – A Harbinger of Spring
Roses For Oso
Homage to the People of Oso
by Nan Avant
The composition will be available in sheet music form and a recording will be available for purchase in the next few weeks. Please check back for details on Roses For Oso.
Proceeds from the sale of Roses for Oso will be donated to the Oso Mudslide Relief Fund: