In the Forests of the Night an Overture for Chamber Orchestra

2009 | Commissioned by the Boston Classical Orchestra | 8 minutes 30 seconds
(2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings)

An arching string of nocturnes, foreboding to frightening to gently mysterious: rustling strings, keening fragments of melody. Harmonies are tonal, but used more as a coloristic resource than a structural scaffold…Lipsitt and the orchestra gave the piece a rich debut.
— Matthew Guerrieri, The Boston Globe




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Program Note

Select Performances

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston

David Angus, conductor
First Baptist Church
Newton, MA
April 8, 2017

Wellesley Symphony Orchestra

Max Hobart, conductor
MassBay Community College
Wellesley, MA
May 13, 2012

Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael Korn, conductor
Kennedy Middle School
Waltham, MA
March 24, 2012

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Robin Fountain, director
Mendel Center Mainstage
Benton Harbor, MI
April 19, 2011

Rivers School Symphony Orchestra

David Tierney, conductor
Christ Church
Needham, MA
November 14, 2010

Hockomock Chamber Orchestra

Michael Korn, conductor
First Congregational Church
Sharon, MA
May 4, 2010

Rivers School Conservatory 32nd Seminar on Contemporary Music

Rivers School Conservatory Upper School Orchestra
Dan Shaud, conductor
Bradley Hall
April 10, 2010

The Boston Classical Orchestra (Premiere)

Steven Lipsitt, conductor
Faneuil Hall, Boston
October 24 and 25, 2009