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Britt Orchestra Spectacular: Closing Night

Saturday, August 11 • 7:30 p.m.

PROGRAM: Britt Orchestra Spectacular
NOTICE: This Britt Orchestra concert has been cancelled. Learn more about the cancellation decision and tickets here.

JOHN WILLIAMS: Superman March
PAUL DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
RICHARD STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra

TICKETS: Premium Reserved $45 | Standard Reserved $25 | Lawn $20 | Child/Student Lawn $10 
GATES OPEN: @ 5:30 Early Entry | 5:45 General Public
PRE-CONCERT TALK: 6:30 p.m. in the Performance Garden

Britt Orchestra Spectacular
Program: Britt Orchestra Spectacular

JOHN WILLIAMS - Superman March

PAUL DUKAS - The Sorcerer's Apprentice

RICHARD STRAUSS - Also Sprach Zarathustra

Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang (Introduction, or Sunrise)
Von den Hinterweltlern (Of Those in Backwaters)
Von der großen Sehnsucht (Of the Great Longing)
Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften (Of Joys and Passions)
Das Grablied (The Song of the Grave)
Von der Wissenschaft (Of Science and Learning)
Der Genesende (The Convalescent)
Das Tanzlied (The Dance Song)
Nachtwandlerlied (Song of the Night Wanderer)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Also Sprach Zarathustra, op. 30

Einleitung, oder Sonnenaufgang (Introduction, or Sunrise)
Von den Hinterweltlern (Of Those in Backwaters)
Von der großen Sehnsucht (Of the Great Yearning)
Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften (Of Joys and Passions)
Das Grablied (The Grave Song)
Von der Wissenschaft (Of Science)
Der Genesende (The Convalescent)
Das Tanzlied (The Dance Song)
Nachtwandlerlied (Song of the Night Wanderer)

Instrumentation: piccolo, three flutes (one doubles piccolo), three oboes, English horn, three clarinets, bass clarinet, three bassoons, contrabassoon, six horns, four trumpets, three trombones, two tubas, timpani, percussion,

“We musicians, like everyone else, are numb with sorrow at this murder, and with rage at the senselessness of the crime. But this sorrow and rage will not in ame us to seek retribution; rather they will in ame our art. Our music will never again be quite the same. This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. And with each note we will honor the spirit

of John Kennedy, commemorate his courage, and reaf rm his faith in the Triumph of the Mind.”
- Leonard Bernstein

two harps, organ, and strings
“I did not intend to write philosophical music, I meant rather to convey an idea of the evolution of the human race from its origin... up through Nietzsche’s idea of the Übermensch.” -Richard Strauss

All of the following quotes are from Friederich Nietzsche’s Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra), the subject of Richard Strauss’s tone poem on tonight’s program:

“You have evolved from worm to man, but much within you is still worm. Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes.”

“Man is something that shall be overcome. Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman - a rope over an abyss. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end.”

“Watch them clamber, these swift monkeys! They clamber over one another and thus drag one another into the mud and the depth. They all want to get to the throne: that is their madness — as if happiness sat on the throne. Often, mud sits on the throne — and often the throne also on mud. Mad they all appear to me, clambering monkeys and overardent. Foul smells their idol, the cold monster: foul, they smell to me altogether, these idolators.”

“When power becomes gracious and descends into the visible — such descent I call beauty. And there is nobody from whom I want beauty as much as from you who are powerful: let your kindness be your final self-conquest. Of all evil I deem you capable: therefore I want the good from you. Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.”

“But thus I counsel you, my friends: Mistrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful. They are people of a low sort and stock; the hangman and the bloodhound look out of their faces. Mistrust all who talk much of their justice! Verily, their souls lack more than honey. And when they call themselves the good and the just, do not forget that they would be pharisees, if only they had — power.”

“Whence come the highest mountains? I once asked. Then I learned that they came out of the sea. The evidence is written in their rocks and in the walls of their peaks. It is out of the deepest depth that the highest must come to its height!"


Pre-concert talk: Teddy Abrams

Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:30 p.m.

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