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Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
November 20, 2016 @ 12:30 am - 3:00 am$20
November 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Aquinas Hall at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Schumann – Manfred Overture
Wagner – Tannhauser
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 (“Erocia”)
Three tales, three different kinds of heroes. Lord Byron’s Manfred obsesses over his lost love and slowly loses his grip on reality, eventually becoming quite deranged. Wagner’s wandering knight, Tannhäuser, has been lured by sirens into the Venusberg, the earthly dwelling place of the Goddess of Love (Venus). Here he revels for a year in the delirious delights of the nymphs’ bacchanal. Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte as the embodiment of the new Enlightenment ideals of the French Revolution. But when the dictator crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven redacted the dedication with such ferocity that he accidentally tore a hole in the manuscript. The real hero of his symphony is Beethoven himself, who dauntlessly grapples with music as a vehicle for expressing his deepest thoughts and feelings while going deaf, rather than just serving as
pleasant background noise to aristocratic socializing. Come and meet these three heroes: Deranged, Delirious, and Dauntless.
NOTE – STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED FREE (WITH STUDENT ID)
For ticket purchases made LESS than 10 days prior to the performance, we will hold your tickets at the box office. You can pick up your tickets at the “Will Call” table an hour before the concert begins.