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The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon’s iconic national park, Crater Lake. The composition will debut at Crater Lake in 2016 to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service.

Gordon has composed “City Symphonies,” inspired by New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, and Beijing. He lives in New York and this month he made his first visit to Crater Lake to get some inspiration for this new project.