Chesapeake Festival Overture

  • Title Chesapeake Festival Overture
  • Year 2006
  • Instr picc-2-2-eng hn.-2-bcl.-2-cbsn; 4-2-3-1; timp.-perc (3), strings
  • Duration 12 min
  • Categories Orchestra
  • Publisher ACA

“Written for the ambitious River Festival of St. Mary’s College, Maryland, the Chesapeake Festival Overture was imagined with the locale of the premiere in mind: an open amphitheatre not far from the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. The work seeks to capture the excitement of an imaginary celebration and is also intended as an orchestral showcase. It was commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University.” LK

First performance:
The Chesapeake Orchestra, Jeffrey Silberschlag, conductor
The River Festival, St. Mary’s City, MD, July 6, 2007