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Wildfires and Heroes • Saturday April 4, 2020, 7:30pm
Hammer Theatre Center

Rufus Olivier, bassoonist

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.


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