The first concert of Hyman Bloom Project is approaching this Thursday, May 17th at 8 PM at Alpha Gallery and includes the premier of the first section of my piece Christmas Tree for string trio. This is the first in a larger series of works based on the numerous Christmas Trees that Hyman Bloom painted throughout his life.  Each piece, scored for different standard trios of instruments is constructed to be performed singly, or in simultaneous sounding combination with any or all of the other trios, recalling Bloom’s extensive set of paintings and drawings of forests in Maine.  Formally, the piece follows the painting horizontally across the canvas in imperfect symmetry, ending on the central fulcrum of the unseen trunk, musically represented by a nearly unrecognizable quote of a well known, contextually appropriate tune.