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    Classics 3 - Independent Creativity

    Classics 3 - Independent Creativity

    Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
    Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

    Bernstein   On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
    Brian Eno   An Ending (Ascent)
    Higdon   Concerto for Harp and Orchestra
    Mozart   Symphony No. 41 in C major (Jupiter)



    Reflecting our new Music Directors roots through the presentation of both German and American works, this concert features a reflection of a new found independence, free thinking and creativity as it was springing forth during the fight for independence during the American Revolution. In this program we present American composers from various times in history including Leonard Bernstein, Brian Enos and Jennifer Higdon, whose brand new Concerto for Harp features Norman native Yolanda Kondonassis. Collectively these American composers elevate the ideals of equality, freedom and democracy through their compositions, playing out the intentions of our forefathers through music.

    Also on the program, one of the most prominent symphonic works ever composed was German composer Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 C major, The Jupiter. As a German Freemason seeking similar independence with music, his composition is steeped in symbols of the historic free-thinkers of his time, connecting him creatively to those Americans carving a new way for freemen everywhere.

    Classics 3 - Independent Creativity
    • January 26, 2019 to January 27, 2019
    • Civic Center Music Hall - Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre
    • $19-$73