By Tom Gerou
Recital Suite Series
Tom Gerou’s Atlantic Seaboard is a tribute to the eastern shoreline of the United States. The first movement, Letter from the One at Sea, is a moving tribute to the immigrants who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States. The romantic style reflects the emotions expressed in a letter to loved ones back home. In the second movement, A Beacon in the Fog, one can hear the foghorns and feel a blanket of fog through the Impressionistic style of the music. Seaside Getaway, the lively final movement, suggests the bustling life on the boardwalk of Cape May, New Jersey, the first seaside resort in the United States.