Free December Concerts: "Music That Tells Stories"
Saturday, December 2, 2017 ~ 2:30 pm
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at 1:45
Sells Recreation Center, Main RoadSells, AZ
This concert is supported by a grant from the Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise.
|Sunday, December 3, 2017 ~ 3:00 pm
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Road, Tucson
The composer of Amusement Park Suite will speak to the audience.
On the program:
Gioachino Rossini ~ Overture to "The Thieving Magpie"
George Frideric Handel ~ Suite from "The Faithful Shepherd"
Joseph Haydn ~ Symphony No. 94, "Surprise"
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy ~ Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
Sky Ride | Log Flume | Carousel | Dark Ride | Roller Coaster
The program at the Sells concert may be slightly different.
About the Amusement Park Suite, in the words of the composer, Michael S. Horwood:
This fifteen minute orchestral suite portrays the fun, joy and festivities of a day in an amusement park. Each movement represents in orchestral color a ride on one of the popular attractions. For years I debated about combining in some way my professional work as a composer with my favorite hobby of amusement parks and roller coasters. It seemed for the longest time to keep them separate. Then I thought about Copland's success with popular subjects like rodeos and Billy the Kid. Strangely, with all the composers in the twentieth century and all the various amusement parks around the world, no one (to my knowledge) ever did a piece about them. So, after the fashion of nineteenth century program music, I decided to go ahead with the idea.
Please note that the information presented here is subject to change.