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

Symphoria (Syracuse, NY); 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

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

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

“Toast of the Town” is an instantly celebratory work, with march-like motives against fluttering, soaring melodies in the upper voices. Filled with plenty of character, “Toast of the Town” is fitting proof of Quinn Mason’s ability to channel tradition while simultaneously pushing the music toward a modern, dynamic sound. - Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra