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Symphonic Band

This concert explores love through several lenses: Offenbach’s 19th-century comic opera "La Belle Helene," based upon the elopement of Helen with Paris which starts the Trojan War in Greek mythology; love of others through Ticheli’s setting of “Amazing Grace;” unrequited love in the epic story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev; the love of children as the future of our world in Ryan George’s “Firefly;” and the love of nature and our precious natural resources in Michael Markowski’s “The Tonic of Wildness.” 

Conducted by Scott A. Jones. This concert is free and open to the public — no ticket required. For more information, click here.

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