World premieres are good, second performances are even rarer. Paul Frehner wrote APOLLO X for me using space funk themes & Berio influences and of course, his own powerful voice. And possibly also inspired by the budget that it takes to launch an space craft! This is the most obsessively fun and challenging concerti that I’ve encountered and Apollo X’s second orbit around the moon is on October 11 at 7 pm in Heliconian Hall with the composer Paul Frehner conducting my stellar group of strings & percussion. Here is the world premiere (first mv’t) from February 2015 in a Toronto coffee shop.