All Rise was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic  and Kurt Masur as the last of the millennial compositions of 1999. After the premiere in December 1999, it was performed and recorded by Sony Classical at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Esa-Pekka Salonen  just days after 9/11. The other orchestras which have performed All Rise include the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France,  the Russian National Orchestra, the Czech National Orchestra, the Boston, San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.  All of these performances have been monumental.

When the Boston Symphony performed All Rise, they created an in-depth educational website in partnership with Northeastern University.  Please visit this site for a complete understanding of the piece ... read full bio