Wildfires and Heroes • Saturday April 4, 2020, 7:30pm
Hammer Theatre Center
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony, op. 4
Leslie LaBarre Wildfires from California Suite world premiere
Carl Maria von Weber Bassoon Concerto in F Major, op. 75
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 3 in E-flat, op. 55, “Eroica”
Points of interest:
California’s recent wildfires made such an impression on Leslie LaBarre, she wrote a movement about them in her California Suite.
Beethoven originally planned his third symphony as an homage to Napoleon when he thought Napoleon was a champion of equality and individual freedom.
As a child, Britten loved to spend time writing music. He wrote some of his melodies for Simple Symphony when he was only eleven, and completed the work at the age of 21.Buy Tickets
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