The best new orchestra composition of the year has yet to be played by an orchestra. At the premiere of his Sedentary Dances: Scenes for Cello and Orchestra, Blair School of Music composer Michael Alec Rose played a piano arrangement of the orchestra part. No one minded. Indeed, those of us in the audience were so captivated by cellist Felix Wang’s rich tone and expressive playing that we hardly noticed the absence of an orchestra at all. That said, conductors who are on the lookout for vital new music should consider this worthy work.