Here’s your link to an article about Simon Garcia’s commission for the 50th anniversary of ISB Convention Young Bassists Program.
YB director, Gaelen McCormick, calls the work “wonderful – dreamy, rhythmic, elegant, whimsical.” She says, “It is very loosely based on The Elephant but is a modern sleek retelling. I can’t wait to share it with everyone at our final concert for YB on June 10. I’m hoping to get Simon to skype in for a coaching with the young bassists late in the week once we’ve gotten some notes under our fingers.”
Thank you, Simon!
Nicholas Walker
ISB 2017 Convention Chair

Nicholas is the President of the ISB, and is an Associate Professor of Music at Ithaca College.