On The Five
(A Traffic Opera in One Act)
fl. bb cl. (doubling bass cl.) pno. vln. cl. SSAATTBB
April 22nd, 2016. CSUF Recital Hall
"Traffic is a terrible ballet. Always different, always the same..."
On the Interstate Five Freeway in Los Angeles, California at 5 P.M. People stand over what seems to be a still, lifeless body. Cars are smashed into one another as three people go to comfort the figure lying on the floor. A student, a landscaper, and an aspiring actress try to get the attention of a woman who remains motionless on the ground. Each person begins to reminisce about how they ended up in this sad predicament.