Commissioned by the Musicians of the Utah Symphony
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion (snare drum, bass drum, cymbals)
Utah Symphony Orchestra; Thierry Fischer conducting – September 24, 25 & 26, 2020
Changes/Transitions was written in the summer of 2020 during a time of unrest of struggle for an entire nation, whether due to the political unrest or the still unpredictable pandemic which was in its early stages. Through all of this, one thing was certain; we were watching history in the making and the world changing in real time. The question remained, especially with the political riots: what do we have to do to get to where we want to be? That is the question this piece seeks to answer.
— Quinn Mason