I was pleasantly surprised to see the wonderful picture and article about my son, composer Jake Runestad, on the cover of your recent paper (Nov. 5-11, 2014, issue). It featured the piece “Dreams of the Fallen,” which was partially commissioned by the Rockford Symphony and performed at the Coronado by the symphony, Mendelssohn Chorale and world-class pianist Jeffrey Biegle. What wonderful support for a hometown concert of highly skilled performers written by a hometown composer. Thank you very much for that.
From the Nov. 12-18, 2014, issue