Last Friday I had the pleasure and honor of directing the Anchorage Civic Orchestra's Family Concert. We presented the two winners of our annual High School Concerto Competition. The first of these to perform was Dane Breitung, a junior at Chugiak High School, in Claude T. Smith's Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. Originally written for alto saxophone and band, it was transcribed for orchestra soon after the composer passed away.
Here's Dane's outstanding performance: