“Yeston’s score is a gorgeous piece of music saturated with Americana.

Certain passages bring to mind Aaron Copland and other American composers we associate with folk-based symphonic music.  He knows a thing or two about writing music to fit a dramatic narrative. He won Tony Awards for his Broadway shows, “Nine” and “Titanic.” For “Tom Sawyer,” he leads us along with swelling highs and nuanced lows, mixing drama with lyricism in a score that flows sensuously (and) captures the rhythms of the mighty Mississippi — Twain’s version of the river that has galvanized the imaginations of generations of writers and musicians.”

- Robert Trussle, Kansas City Star