In Spring 2011, Rob Kapilow was commissioned by The Marin Symphony to compose Golden Gate Opus, a piece for orchestra, chorus and recorded natural sound to celebrate the Bridge’s 75th anniversary next year. To capture the authentic sounds of the bridge in this new piece, The Marin Symphony and Rob Kapilow teamed up to gather input from locals, visiting the surrounding communities and schools, and asking the question “what does the bridge sound like to you?”. After an overwhelming response, Rob hopes that the composition will capture the sounds, history and legacy of the iconic landmark. The piece premiered in May 2012, when it was played from both sides of the bridge.


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Interviews and more about Golden Gate Opus:

San Francisco Classical Voice. Interview with Rob Kapilow. Reporter: Ken Bullock
April 25, 2011

KCBS Radio Interview with Rob Kapilow. Reporter: Margie Shafer
April 21, 2011

KQED Radio Interview with Rob Kapilow. Reporter: Kelly Wilkinson
April 20, 2011

21st Century Music. Rob Kapilow Interview. Reporter: Mark Alburger
April 1, 2011

Post News Group (Oakland Post and others)
January 26-28, 2011