Boardwalk —2003

Boardwalk was commissioned by the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra with funds provided by The William Penn Foundation and Friends of the Ocean City Pops, Inc.

Program Note

Boardwalk was composed in 2003 for the Ocean City Pops Orchestra’s 75th anniversary season. Modeled after Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide,” Boardwalk pays homage to the energetic and tuneful music of one of America’s most popular composers. While I was writing this music I frequently found myself reminiscing about my childhood expeditions with my grandparents to the magical boardwalks of the Jersey shore.

This music is dedicated to the memory of my grandparents.