Fantasy for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (2013)
commissioned by the Florida Youth Orchestra
Premiered by the Florida Youth Orchestra at Bailey Concert Hall,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Dale Underwood, alto saxophone;
Thomas Sleeper, conductor
Terra Mirabilis (2008)
III. Nocturne: reading by the University of Miami Frost Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Kraevska, conductor
Oleg and Ariadna (2007)
Commissioned by the Florida Youth Orchestra and Thomas Sleeper
Premiered at Carnegie Hall by the Florida Youth Orchestra; Sofia Kraevska, conductor
Reading by the Frost Symphony Orchestra; Sofia Kraevska, conductor. Performed by the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra at the University of Miami.
"A harp tiptoes into the hall and starts a conversation with a few sultry violins. Horns and percussion tumble in. Complex changes in mood, texture, and tempo tell a dramatic story written by composer Sofia Kraevska. Acting out the scene is the 105-piece Cleveland Orchestra. Berestechko took Sofia a month to complete, but the music had inhabited her mind for years, since her visit to an enchanting monastery near her hometown of L'viv, Ukraine, site of a fierce battle in the mid-1600s."
-MIAMI/UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, 2007, "Taking Notes from the Pros"
Canciones de Mediodía (2005)
for soprano and orchestra
based on the poetry of Jorje Guillen
I. El Ruisenor
III. Las Doce en el Reloj