The Ocean Waking Up takes place underwater, and deals with the ocean coming to life with many types of sea creatures and dazzling views representing the colorful reefs that decorate the ocean floor. The piece starts as if the ocean is waking from slumber, and it ends with the ocean going to sleep after a long day of adventure. There are parts where everything seems to be lost, parts where predators chase violently after prey, as well as peaceful, colorful parts that represent the still waters caressing the reefs.
Instrumentation: Oboe, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Piano
Date Performed: April 24, 2016