Orchestral Variations

  • Title Orchestral Variations
  • Year 1982
  • Instr 2-2-2-2-cbsn; 4-2-2-1; perc(4)-hp(2)-strings
  • Duration 12 min
  • Categories Orchestra
  • Publisher ACA

First performance:
The Portland Symphony Orchestra, Bruce Hangen, conductor
City Hall Auditorium, Portland, ME
January 18, 1983


“The work Karchin composed for the PSO was a dynamic piece….beginning with sparse orchestration and concluding with a vibrant climax of melding percussion.”

Susan Hodges, Maine Press Herald, Portland