This was one of my first ideas for my piece. This rising and falling melody came from something I thought of two years prior, and I recorded this idea on the piano. Transferring this idea to the orchestra wasn't hard since my idea for this particular melody was actually for woodwinds, and the string harmony compliments its calm nature. You'll see this melody come back in my final piece, in a different context.
This was my first idea for a beginning section to my piece. It starts fast and urgent, and so my teacher recommended to add an intro section before this to introduce the quick pace. I added the "Orchestra Excerpt" in the document somewhere in the middle, where I would somehow transition into it, which didn't come to fruition.