Wicoff adds, “Sometimes the people with the most unassailable credits as a conservative can be the ones to make the overture.”
And the opening ballet between the overture and "Runyonland" wasn't working; it was out, it was back in, it was out again.
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.
Encouragingly, it seems the group was actually rewarded for this overture.
However, he intended the overture as a sort of peace-offering.
It was the overture to this work which caused so much difficulty to Corelli.
An orchestra of thirty pieces played the overture and accompanied the several numbers.
They were in their places just a few moments before the overture was played.
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.