Toast of the Town - Overture (2016 - 2020)

for Orchestra

Composed September 2016 - July 2020

7 Minutes

Scoring: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 3 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, 2 Percussion, 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

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