Year: 1989

For: concertante group (3 keyboards, 2 percussion, and orchestra)

Movement Titles:
(in four movements)

First Performance:
15 June 1989
State Theatre, New York, New York
Peter Martins, choreographer / New York City Ballet and Orchestra

Instrumentation: Concertante group: 3keyboards
perc(2):xyl/marimba Orchestra:

Duration: 32' (or 8')

Recording: Slate can be found on the release, five

...its clarity of structure and cleanness of sound are uncompromisingly modern yet always accessible to listeners. —
Clive Barnes, New York Post

Program Note:
Slate was commissioned by Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet, and featured Suzanne Farrell in her last role before her retirement in 1989.

Slate can be performed as just the first movement, as it appeared originally on the Argo disk, Chamber Music (now on album "five" on Ecstatic Records)