Please critique the first movement of my symphony in D major

In response to some very legitimate criticism of an earlier orchestral work of mine which lacked a central motif and introduced too many disjointed themes in a 33 minute overture, I decided to break the piece up and convert it into a symphony.

Here is the first movement with a very distinct unifying theme.

I fear however that I may have over-corrected and over-used the theme.

Please let me know what you think of the piece overall.


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More interesting this way. You may also want to try some bigger contrasts and some interesting transitions. I like how it builds up near the beginning.
You may need to surprise the listener more.

Thanks, Dori!

I will definitely keep that in mind as I rewrite passages.