Critical acclaim for Symphony No. 3

Richard wrote us a fantastic piece last season, and, as with many of our family of composers, we wanted to follow up this season with more of his music. His music is so powerful, dramatic and colorful, that it has an immediate impact. But living with it over time, it grows deeper and richer.”
Robert Spano, from the Atlanta Journal Constitution

“A major new symphony”, “always engaging and the soundscape is constantly changing”  “…it’s the best new work I’ve heard here. Prior is rapidly becoming Atlanta’s preeminent composer”.
Long-time Atlanta Journal Constitution critic, James Paulk.

This is a major work that is a triumph of integration, flow, emotion and orchestration. It should be heard and the ASO should record it.
William Ford, Atlanta music critic.