Music from Across the Pond
In anticipation of two big events happening in England in 2012, namely the London Summer Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II), we are featuring works of some of the most beloved English composers, including Sir William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and George Butterworth. Also on the program is Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 (“London”). To pay tribute to Britain’s involvement in World War II, the orchestra is presenting Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue and Battle in the Air Suite.
An added treat will be a pre-concert lecture on The Original Flying Tigers – the untold story of the pioneer aviators of Princeton University who learned to fly before the war and ultimately flew and fought in “The War to End All Wars” (WW I) – as well as the Battle of Britain (WW II). The lecture will be presented by Michael O’Neal, President of the American Society of Aviation Artists, on January 21, 2012. Mr. O’Neal’s and his fellow aviation artists’ works will be on display at the lecture and concert. Please check our website for any update regarding the location and time of the lecture.
Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Walton: Battle in the Air Suite
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Butterworth: Banks of Green Willow
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 (“London”)
$15 general admission
children under 12 admission free
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