Encouragingly, it seems the group was actually rewarded for this overture.
And the opening ballet between the overture and "Runyonland" wasn't working; it was out, it was back in, it was out again.
Wicoff adds, “Sometimes the people with the most unassailable credits as a conservative can be the ones to make the overture.”
Bob Woodward's scoop today about Roger Ailes's overture to David Petraeus is well worth your time.
The New York Times: On the World Stage, Obama Issues an overture Portrait of the president as a young statesman.
However, he intended the overture as a sort of peace-offering.
His ears rung as in the overture to the swooning dream of chloroform.
An orchestra of thirty pieces played the overture and accompanied the several numbers.
The overture and the finale, both pieces in which the great motto "Trinq!"
It cannot be said, however, that Rossinis overture was applauded without a single dissentient voice.
mid-13c., "opening, aperture;" early 15c. as "an introductory proposal," from Old French overture "opening; proposal" (Modern French ouverture), from Latin apertura "opening," from aperire "to open, uncover" (see overt). Orchestral sense first recorded in English 1660s.