Composers often focus on folk dances or musical genres that have either emanated from or are associated with their particular culture, i.e. German dances, Polish or Bohemian polkas, American jazz, South and Central American “Latin infused music.”
This season features music from three distinct countries: America, France, and Italy. As we focus on music that composers of these three countries offer, perhaps we can appreciate what makes each country wonderfully unique in this world.
The evening’s works (focusing on France) will include: Fanfare from La Peri (Dukas), Chant Funeraire (Fauré), Concertino for Flute (Chaminade), Marche Joyeuse (Chabrier), Grand March from “The Queen of Sheba” (Gounod), Overture from Symphonie pour Musique d’Harmonie (Fauchet), Selections from Les Miserables (Schönberg), March Militaire Francaise (Saint-Saëns). Admission is $12, students are free with a paid adult.