Overture in a Classical Style (2018, rev. 2021)
Composed February 2018, rev. 2021
*First prize winner of the Heartland Symphony Orchestra's 2019-2020 composition contest
Premiere: Heartland Symphony Orchestra; Ryan Webber conducting – December 2, 2021
Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Carolyn Kuan conducting - October 13, 2022
Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Beverly Everett conducting - October 15, 2022
Scoring: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Strings
This piece is a concert overture for orchestra that pays tribute to the style of 18th century classical overtures, such as those that would' ve been written by Haydn or Mozart, but asks the question: What would they have written in the 21st century? The composition contains all sorts of surprises, including unpredictable time signatures (resulting in a not so steady feel) and creative orchestration.