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Overdrive (2011)

for orchestra | 07:00

by Melissa Dunphy

Commissioned by the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra (Ovidiu Marinescu, Conductor)

For orchestra (2+1pc, 2, 2, 1 – 4, 2, 2, 1 - perc, timp, str).

A short, rhythmic, and jubilant concert opener.

"The odd piece out in this program was its opening selection, “Overdrive” by the contemporary Australian-American composer Melissa Dunphy. Her brief score is eventful, colorful, rhythmically charged and more than a bit cinematic, often recalling the bustling and wackily characterful music that Carl Stalling wrote for the “Looney Tunes” cartoons." [The Virginia Classical Music Blog]


  • 16 Apr, 2023: Valley Chamber Orchestra at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
  • 24 Oct, 2021: Richmond Symphony at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA
  • 13 Feb, 2011: Immaculata Symphony Orchestra (cond. Ovidiu Marinescu) at Alumnae Hall, Immaculata University, PA