A substantial challenging work set in three movements. The first movement with its energetic opening is a rhapsody, a fantasy representing everyone's 'Fire Island'. The 'Adagio' is there to remind us of the people who are no longer on the island - those who died and those who just don't return. The second subject is like the whispering of the kind of questions that permeate every close knit community. The excesses of life explode throughout the exuberant final, and 'Fire Island' ends in optimism and triumph.