piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, strings
Percussion: Triangle, Cymbals
Nevada All State Orchestra, Bruce Walker conducting; April 2021
Toast of the Town is a festive and fun overture to an operetta that doesn’t exist. It is designed in the style of light operetta, comparable to Gilbert and Sullivan or Offenbach overtures.
— Quinn Mason
Toast of the Town is an instantly celebratory work, with march-like motives against fluttering, soaring melodies in the upper voices. Filled with plenty of character, Toast of the Town is fitting proof of Quinn Mason’s ability to channel tradition while simultaneously pushing the music toward a modern, dynamic sound.
— Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra