“Boston Strong” was first conceived in 2013 as a reaction to the indomitable spirit with which Bostonian’s met the challenge of the 2013 Marathon Bombings. The piece is built off several melodies inspired by the beautiful views of the Boston Skyline and Boston Harbor. These melodies are transformed and passed around the ensemble, while constant rhythmic energy reminds us of the excitement of marathon day. As the story unfolds this thematic transformation serves to represent feeling of energy, reflection, and most importantly strength. The music builds to a climatic finish meant to embody and celebrate the insurmountable heroism, fortitude, and resolve shown by the people of Boston in the face of tragedy.