A whirlwind of rehearsals and three terrific performances of my Symphony No. 3 with Robert Spano here with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! The rehearsal process was quite extraordinary – and inspiring. My thanks to the wonderful musicians of the ASO and Robert Spano who (after several months of acrimonious lockout) returned to the stage with passion and fire. After a delayed opening to the season and Week 1 with Beethoven 9, to have my symphony preserved in its original spot of Week 2 and so stunningly delivered to the public three times was beyond my greatest hopes during the dark days of the lockout.