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Toast of the Town - Overture (2016 - 2020)

for Orchestra

Composed September 2016 - July 2020

7-8 Minutes

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 3 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, 2 Percussion (Cymbals, Triangle), Harp and Strings

(virtual) Premiere:

Nevada All State Orchestra - Bruce Walker conducting - April 2021

Live Premiere:

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic - James Ross conducting - June 20, 2021

Subsequent Performances:

Utah Symphony Orchestra; Conner Gray Covington conducting - June 22/24/July 17, 2021

National Youth Orchestra of the United States; James Ross conducting - July 8, 2021

Harmonia Orchestra; Will White conducting - October 9, 2021

Rensselaer Orchestra; Tamara Dworetz conducting - October 21, 2021

Auburn Symphony Orchestra; Wesley Schultz conducting - December 13, 2021

The Syracuse Orchestra; Lawrence Loh conducting - January 22, 2022

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra; Marcello Cormio conducting - February 20, 2022

Fort Dodge Area Symphony; Joshua Barlage conducting - February 27, 2022

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; William Eddins conducting - March 2/4, 2022

Rainier Symphony; Jeff Lund conducting - April 9/10, 2022

West Virginia Symphony; Quinn Mason conducting - April 30/May 1, 2022

Memphis Youth Symphony; Kalena Bovell conducting - May 14, 2022

Seattle Junior Symphony Orchestra; Marcus Tsutakawa conducting - May 15, 2022

Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles; Quinn Mason conducting - June 2, 2022

Sewanee Music Festival Cumberland Orchestra; Kalena Bovell conducting - July 1, 2022

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Norman Huynh conducting - July 21, 2022

Richmond Symphony; Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting - September 10, 2022/October 26-27, 2022

University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra; Dr. Rachel Waddell conducting - October 1, 2022

Vermont Youth Orchestra; Dr. Mark Alpizar conducting - October 16, 2022

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra; Gerardo Edelstein conducting - October 18, 2022

Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; Alexey Shabalin conducting - November 6, 2022

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra; Tara Villa Keith conducting - November 10, 2022

Western Piedmont Symphony; Matthew Troy conducting - November 19, 2022

MMEA Northeastern District Senior Orchestra; Nathaniel Efthimiou conducting - January 7, 2023

Pasadena Community Orchestra; Bethany Pflueger conducting - January 27, 2023

Lafayette Oxford University Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Selim Giray conducting - February 21/April 3, 2023

Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra; Kayoko Dan conducting - February 23, 2023

Austin, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra; Stephen J. Ramsey conducting - February 26, 2023

Montana State University Symphony Orchestra; Ryan Tani conducting - March 3, 2023

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra; James Blachly conducting - March 11, 2023

University of Kentucky Philharmonia; Sean Radermacher conducting - April 17, 2023

Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra; Wayland Whitney conducting - April 18, 2023

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Nikolas Caoile conducting - April 22, 2023

University of Colorado Boulder Campus Orchestra; Kedrick Armstrong conducting - April 25, 2023

Houston Youth Symphony Philharmonia; Michael Isadore conducting - May 7, 2023

Utah Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Manis conducting - June 19/26/30, 2023

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Kalena Bovell conducting - July 9, 2023

Interlochen Philharmonic; Chelsea Tipton conducting - August 6, 2023

Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Erik Rohde conducting - September 30, 2023

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra; James Ross conducting - September 30/October 1, 2023

Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra; Andy Moran conducting - October 14, 2023

Georgia State Symphony Orchestra; Tamara Dworetz conducting - October 25, 2023 (GA premiere)

Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Stanley conducting - November 4, 2023

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York; Catherine Birke conducting- November 5, 2023

New England Conservatory Youth Symphony; Steven Karidoyanes conducting- November 7, 2023

Illinois Music Education Association District 9 Orchestra; Kyle Dickson conducting - November 11, 2023

Iowa All State Orchestra; Dr. Gary Lewis conducting - November 18, 2023

Canton Youth Symphony Advanced Orchestra; Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz conducting- November 19, 2023

University of  Texas Symphony Orchestra/Austin Youth Symphony; Tamara Dworetz conducting - December 1, 2023

Santa Monica Symphony; Gary Pratt conducting - January 13, 2024

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Loh conducting - January 21, 2024

Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra; Kelly Kuo conducting - January 23, 2024

AA Orchestra Festival (Belgrade/Helena High combined orchestra); Dr. Rachel Waddell conducting - February 6, 2024

University of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra; Kalena Bovell conducting - February 10, 2024

Southwest Symphony Orchestra; Lucas Darger conducting - March1/2, 2024

Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; Jen Drake conducting - March 2, 2024

Santa Fe Community Orchestra/Santa Fe Youth Orchestra; William Waag conducting - March 10, 2024

For score and part rental:

NYC Music Services

'Toast of the Town' is a festive and fun overture to an operetta that doesn't exist. It is designed in the style of light operetta, comparable to Gilbert and Sullivan or Offenbach overtures. - Quinn Mason

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