The coronation march of an unlikely king who overcame his speech impediment to lead his country through its darkest hour… A composer banned by the Nazis when he portrayed a painter’s struggle for freedom…
Our first concert celebrates people who overcame enormous obstacles and violent opposition to fight for their beliefs.
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 3 percussion, harp, strings
Originally intended for the coronation of Edward VIII, Crown Imperial has become a standard anthem at royal occasions, featuring prominently in the coronations of George VI and Queen Elizabeth II and in the wedding of her grandson, William, to Catherine Middleton.Read More
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, strings
It came as a great shock to Hindemith when the Nazis came to power. In seeking to decide how he could best use his prominent position to protest the beliefs and ideals he saw being inflicted on his native land, he realized that the 16th-century German Peasants’ War provided the perfect metaphor for his own situation.Read More
solo violin, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
Unlike most concerti, this is not a piece wherein the orchestra serves as mere backdrop for a stunning display of virtuosic fireworks by a star leading the way. Rather, the violinist and orchestra are a team, collaborating and interacting to recount an elegant and nuanced musical drama.Read More
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