Denali

Program Notes:

In July of 2019, I participated in the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival conducting program in Fairbanks, Alaska. During my two weeks there, I studied and performed a variety of repertoire ranging from Mozart to Brahms with some amazing musicians. During our weekend break, I took a trip to Denali National Park with some of my colleagues at the workshop. As soon as we arrived, I was immediately struck by the beauty and magnitude of the park. Aside from one small dirt road and the occasional rest station, it is completely untouched by humans. The landscapes in the park are beautiful and bountiful stretching out for miles of wilderness. The entire park seemed to hum with life at every angle. And soon after venturing in, the scenery inspired a melody, which soon after transformed into a tone poem depicting my journey through the park.

  • Flute I & II
  • Oboe I, Oboe II/English Horn
  • Clarinet I & II (in A)
  • Bassoon I & II
  • Horn I-IV
  • Trumpet I & II (in C)
  • Trombone I & II, Bass Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Strings