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"A Joyful Fanfare": Beethoven's Second

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Meydenbauer Theatre
11100 NE 6th ST
Bellevue, WA 98004

Written at the time when his deafness was first becoming apparent, Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 is nonetheless a joyous and festive work that bespeaks its composer's indomitable spirit. The concert concludes with three of America's most treasured musical voices: Leroy Anderson, the master of light symphonic music, Aaron Copland, "the dean of American composers", and John Philip Sousa, the justly-crowned and never-deposed "March King." The Sammamish Symphony will also perform a concerto with the winner of its 2017 Young Artists Competition. Watch for details about the winner and the piece in February!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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

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On this day, May 27th

Born:

  • Liana Alexandra, Romanian composer, in 1947.
  • Jacques Halévy, French composer, in 1799.
  • Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer, in 1799.
  • Thea Musgrave, Scottish composer, in 1928.
  • Joachim Raff, German composer, in 1822.

Died:

  • Dieter Acker, German composer, in 2006.
  • Luciano Berio, Italian composer, in 2003.
  • Niccolò Paganini, Italian composer, in 1840.

Wow, a lot happened on this date!

Lisztomania or Liszt Fever was the intense fan frenzy directed toward Franz Liszt during his performances. Fans would swarm over Liszt, fighting over his handkerchiefs and gloves. Fans would wear his portrait on brooches and cameos and women would try to get locks of his hair.