Concert poster for PNME
The premiere for the Hankey Variations was held at the Frick Fine Arts Museum. Sunshine Smith and Tammy Harvey were eighth-grade cheerleaders. The ensemble was caught off guard before beginning the piece when the cheerleaders exhorted the audience to "Gimme an H, A, N, K, E, Y" , at which point the audience began waving handkerchiefs. This piece received three performances, to the chagrin of the Post-Gazette music critic, which is also a testament to the support of David Stock.