Although the phrase, "Hope in the face of uncertainty" was delivered by then Senator Barack Obama during the 2004 Democratic Convention, its meaning and significance transcends political partisanship and ideology. For many, it symbolizes the power of the unified voices of youth as they proclaim, "Yes we can!" embracing, "Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope."
Written in 2009, FANFARE: Hope in the Face of Uncertainty is dedicated to the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra in celebration of their 50th anniversary.