Having grown up in a small rural midwestern town my first trip to a “big” city was one of wonder, excitement, and a bit of trepidation. The noisy rush of people, traffic, and concrete overwhelms the senses in a way that is both astonishing and bewildering. The hustle-bustle of the big city, inspiring for some, overpowering for others, nevertheless leaves an indelible mark on those who dwell and those who visit. Big City, in its development, reflects the myriad of emotions one goes through when encountering one of our country’s great urban landscapes for the first time.
Big City is dedicated to Nathan Hetherington.
The Manhattan School of Music Summer Youth Orchestra, Nathan Hetherington, conductor.