Crossroads Fanfare is a Full Symphony work commissioned by the 2018 Kansas City Youth Symphony, Steven D. Davis Conductor, to commemorate the orchestra’s 60th Anniversary.
The main motif of this piece takes its shape from the first notes of the old standard song GOING TO KANSAS CITY. This is first heard as the majestic horns state the opening entrance. The premise of this piece is as if the listener could take a ride on an historic drone that flies over the city through past decades and into the future. Wide-open sounds of the early years can be heard as well as the great Kansas City jazz era. The piece ends with an optimistic eye to the future as the sonic drone shoots over the horizon.
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