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BFO: Orchestral Colors

June 26 @ 8:00 pm

TICKETS: Premium Reserved $49 | General Reserved $29 | Lawn $20 | Children & Students (with valid student ID) $10
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance

Program: Orchestral Colors

A Program for Peace

Ukrainian National Anthem

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Missy Mazzoli: These Worlds In Us

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for Chamber Orchestra

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian”: IV. Finale

Mykola Lysenko: Taras Bulba: Overture

Randall Thompson: Alleluia

Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (“Enigma”), Op. 36: Nimrod

A program showcasing the textures, color and depth of the orchestra

A Program for Peace
Newly envisioned program for peace by Music Director Teddy Abrams, featuring works by Copland, Mazzoli, Pärt, Tchaikovsky, Lysenko, Thompson, Britten, and Elgar.

Dive deep into the sonorous sounds of the orchestra as we discover the ways that music can portray remembrance through sound. Tilson-Thomas’ Shówa/Shoáh evokes the resonance of tolling bells in remembrance of two memorial events; the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan, and the Day of Remembrance of victims of the Holocaust in Israel.

In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy was dedicated by composer William Grant Still in honor of black soldiers who died in WW II and uses brass fanfares, woodwind melodies, and soaring strings which wakens the senses and stirs the soul.

Stravinsky’s signature sharp edges, off-beats, clean and clear sonorities in his self-described “war symphony” were a direct response to the events of WW II in Europe and Asia. The music of this evening is guaranteed to be a soul-stirring, heart-wrenching foray into the very souls of mankind.

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