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Energy, Life, Affirmation: Nielsen's Third Symphony

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm


Eastlake Performing Arts Center
Eastlake High School
400 228th AVE NE
Sammamish, WA 98074


Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestrated by Edward Elgar
Overture, Scherzo and FinaleRobert Schumann
Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia Espansiva"Carl Nielsen

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A concert displaying the virtuosity of the Sammamish Symphony in compositions from three different centuries. Johann Sebastian Bach's mighty Fantasia and Fugue in c, originally for organ, is transformed into an imposing work for orchestra by Edward Elgar (famous for his "Enigma" Variations). Robert Schumann's charming Overture, Scherzo and Finale, essentially a miniature symphony, is given an all-too-rare performance. The program concludes with music by Carl Nielsen, Denmark's greatest composer: the kaleidoscopic and romantic Symphony No. 3, dubbed "Sinfonia Espansiva" by Nielsen himself.

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