This is a tribute to the great State of Alaska, “America’s Last Frontier!” The opening “Creation” is a dramatic and up-tempo tale of Alaska’s beginnings—volcanoes, glaciers, mountains, rivers, and the Aurora Borealis. Next, we hear “Alyeska: The First Nations” in a tribute to the Alaska Natives featuring tribal drumming and melodies based on Native folk songs. A darker time in Alaska’s history is represented with “Russia” using music inspired by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. We are suddenly caught up in the “Gold Rush!” with exciting Americana themes and some driving percussion. Our tribute concludes with “Alaska Today” in a bold and powerful finale of modern day Alaska!