The piece is noisy, it’s youthful. Washboards! Wild trumpet screams!
People have searched for the fountain of youth for thousands of years. The thought was that if you bathed in or drank from the fountain of youth you would be transformed, rejuvenated. Wolfe’s fountain of youth is music, and in this case she offers the orchestra a sassy, rhythmic, high energy swim. Fountain of Youth was commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony with a consortium of US orchestras: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony.