Jake Runestad, composer & conductor
Jake Runestad is an award-winning composer of music for orchestra, choir, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, and opera. Having worked with leading ensembles around the world, he has established himself as a distinguished young composer of “highly imaginative” (Baltimore Sun) and “stirring and uplifting” (Miami Herald) musical works. Read full bio.
Dreams of the Fallen
Jake’s new work for piano, chorus, & orchestra receives national press.
“Now comes a trio of American artists who hope to create a major classical composition about war, based on the experiences of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.”New York Times
“To be sure, the piano represents the character’s perspective. It is not like background music to a film score. The music reflects the soldier’s reactions and thoughts on the battlefield and which dwell incessantly within his dreams.”Huffington Post