188.8.131.52. / 184.108.40.206. / T +2 / strings duration approx. 5 minutes composed Summer 2005
Overture to the Season was commissioned by the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as a season opener for the 2005/6 season, marking their 80th year of operation.
The commission specified a time limit of five minutes, so I kept things simple. There is a slow introduction featuring a horn call, repeated by trumpets. A lively middle section follows, based on a more rhythmic theme first heard in the violins. The theme is repeated, building in volume and momentum. Finally the opening call is heard again, and the Overture comes to an exuberant conclusion.
Overture to the Season is dedicated to David Bowden.