version for Symphony Orchestra
In summer 2010 Dirk Brossé was appointed music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. During his inauguration concert that same year, he gave a musical surprise to the city in which he was to work for the next decade: the Philadelphia Overture. This work is dedicated to the city – America’s first capital – and to its people. In it we hear the energy, the power, the freedom and the vitality of multi ethnic Philadelphia: the City of Brotherly Love….
2(+pic)2(+ci)2(+basscl)2(+contra) / 4331 / timp + 3 perc* / hp / strings
percussion 1: glockenspiel – clashed cymbals – temple blocks – triangle – bar chimes –
percussion 2: sizzle cymbal – suspended cymbal
mallets: tubular bells – xylophone – glockenspiel
World premiere by INSO – Lviv Academic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dirk Brossé on November 15, 2015, at National Opera Kiev, Ukraine.
AVAILABLE SCORES & ORCHESTRAL MATERIALS
Available on a rental base from the composer
Brussels Philharmonic plays Dirk Brossé / A Journey from Philly to Utopia
Antarctic Records 2020 AR 019
Works for Orchestra / Chamber Orchestra