The result is a first-of-its kind suite of “symphonic chimes” developed and performed by DSO musicians Eric Nowlin (Principal Viola, Julie and Ed Levy, Jr. Chair), Adrienne Rönmark (violin), and Joseph Becker (Principal Percussion, Ruth Roby and Alfred R. Glancy III Chair).
And at the L.A. Auto Show, the Aviator—chimes and all—made its tinseltown debut, with DSO musicians as part of the show.
First up: a rooftop party and car reveal attended by members of the press, social media influencers, and Lincoln VIPs. Jeremy Crosmer, DSO cello, was tasked with writing an original composition based on the tunes of the chimes. The result, Fanfare for the Aviator, received its world premiere just after sunset on the oh-so-L.A. rooftop of Dream Hotel Hollywood.