Original Christmas Overture for Orchestra or Wind Ensemble
ROCKET SLEIGH is fast becoming the most popular new addition to the holiday pops repertoire for orchestra and concert band in the United States. Since 2009, this 4-minute overture has been performed by more than 50 orchestras, including the National Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, plus many collegiate and community ensembles. The band version (Grade 4), created for and premiered by the Dallas Wind Symphony, has also been performed by the United States Coast Guard Band, symphonic bands at major universities like Brigham Young and Wake Forest, and by select high school ensembles across the country.
ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES scheduled for Christmas 2016: Toronto Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Ohio Valley Symphony (WV), University of Portland Symphony, Midland Symphony (MI)
Rocket Sleigh has been added to the touring repertoire of Cirque de la Symphonie as part of the performance by aerial ballerina Aloysia Graves (pictured above.)
Rocket Sleigh will be recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic and released by Navona Records in time for the 2016 holiday season.
Orchestras that have performed ROCKET SLEIGH since 2009:
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Halle Orchestra (Manchester, UK), Louisville Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Fairbanks Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Yakima Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Albany Symphony (NY), Portland Symphony (ME), Altoona Symphony (PA), Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. (IA), Great Falls Symphony (MT), Evanston Symphony (IL), Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Denver Philharmonic, Gulf Coast Symphony (FL), Ocala Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, Riverside Symphonia (NJ), Northwest Florida Symphony, Quad City Symphony (IA), Wilmington Symphonia (VA), Washington State University Symphony, Wartburg College-Community Orchestra (IA), Albany Symphony (GA), Whiting Park Symphony (IN), Claflin Hill Symphony (MA), North Shore Philharmonic (MA), Cobb County Symphony (GA), Fall River Symphony (MA), Holyoke Civic Symphony (MA), Waltham Symphony (MA), St. Charles Symphony (MO), Quincy Symphony (MA), Parkway Concert Orchestra (MA), Houghton College Philharmonia (NY), University of Rhode Island Symphony, Kutztown University Symphony (PA), Harvard Pops Orchestra.
Concert Bands that have performed ROCKET SLEIGH since 2011:
PROFESSIONAL: Dallas Wind Symphony, US Coast Guard Band, US Army TRADOC Band, Florida Wind Band, Alabama Winds. COLLEGIATE: Brigham Young University, Wake Forest University, Yale University, Eastern Arizona University, Florida Southern University, Lynchburg University, Carroll University, Florida College, Andrews University. COMMUNITY: Arlington (TX) Community Band, Triangle Wind Ensemble (VA), Greater Miami Symphonic Band, Casco Bay Concert Band (ME), Freeport (NY) Concert Band, Kings Park Concert Band, Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony. PLUS HIGH SCHOOL BANDS in Texas, Illinois, and Alabama.