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Wed, Sep 20, 2017
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Farewell and Welcome Back

Gunter Theatre

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Haydn: Symphony No. 45, F-sharp minor (Abschieds-Symphonie; Farewell Symphony)
Corigliano: Promenade Overture
Elgar: The Wand of Youth: Music to a Child’s Play, op. 1A and 1B

Just like the title says, this unique chamber orchestra concert employs two dramatic, theatrical elements: in Haydn’s “Farewell Symphony,” the audience bids “adieu” to each musician as they depart the stage, one-by-one, until all but two are left.  Rest assured, the musicians return, albeit gradually, with Corigliano’s Promenade Overture, and finish the concert with Elgar’s jubilant Wand of Youth.

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