The Hans Christian Andersen Suite was premiered by the Sinfonia Orchestra on March 15in, 2013, in St. Paul. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (Rob Hubbard) called it "an engaging work . . . that had the feel of a ripping yarn, particularly the high-contrast give-and-take of 'Great Claus and Little Claus.'" I was thrilled with this response, and also those of the many friends and colleagues who attended the concert.