The story of how I chose the score for Kaleidoscope, Camille Saint-Saëns' Fifth Piano Concerto, Opus 103 goes back to the night that I premiered my first work, Spring Scape, for the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company on December 4th, 2003. The evening had been a success and I could not think of going to sleep. As my sister was staying with me, I had to try and stay quiet. I decided to listen to the concerto in preparation to hear it in concert with the New York Philharmonic in the morning. I mistakenly thought that the lush Romantic score would allow my energy to dissipate; instead, my excitement grew and I listened to the entire work three times. I knew immediately that this rich work would make a great ballet.