In 2006, I was commissioned by Major League Baseball to create a symphonic theme for their new quadrennial international tournament, the World Baseball Classic. The score was utilized – as library source music for the 2006, 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classic tournaments. Further, for each cycle, the symphonic theme was performed live – in 2006 at Petco Stadium, San Diego by the San Diego Symphony, in 2009 at Dodger Stadium, LA, by the Angel City Symphony and in March of 2013 by the Oakland Symphony at ATT Field, San Francisco.
In 2013 I was commissioned to create variations on the symphonic theme for Rock band. My band included Anto Drennan (Mike & the Mechanics, Genesis), guitars, Todd Turkisher (David Byrne, Ute Lemper), drums, John Pattitucci (Wayne Shorter), bass and Don Harris (Tower of Power), trumpets: