The St. Augustine Orchestra will travel back in time some 178 years this March 7th to provide the audience with a musical journey across Europe during a time of social change, upheaval, wars, and rebellions.
The ‘Symphonic Odyssey’ concert features many well-known European composers from Mozart, Verdi, Shostakovich, and Dvorak, to some lesser well known, such as Grieg and Nicolai. “We’ll cover nearly 100 years from the 1840s to the 1930s, and believe the music reveals much about society, its views and turbulent history during this timeframe,” said Maestro Scott Gregg. “I’m pleased that we have some selections from famous operas, as well as orchestral pieces and one based on a famous Ibsen poem.”
This concert will be held on Wednesday, March 7th at 8 pm at The Lightner Museum, 25 Granada Street. The doors open at 7:30 pm, with open seating. Composers and their pieces that will be featured include: Clarinet Concerto in A Major by Amadeus Mozart (Steve Marr will be the featured Clarinet soloist); Overture to Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi (Arr: Sandra Dackow); Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai; Finale from Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich (Arr: Stephen Bulla); Selections from American Suite by Antonin Dvorak (Arr: Brendan McBrien); and Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg.
Ticket prices are $22 for adults 18+; $12 for children/teens 11-17, and free for children 10 and under. Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets in advance from the SAO website’s ticketing page, and tickets may be available at the door.
The St. Augustine Orchestra is one of the city’s longest-running cultural entities, playing for 56 years. Guided by a mission to expand awareness and music appreciation, the SAO’s approach is to provide quality live performances at an affordable cost to the community.
For more information and to get tickets, visit www.staugustineorchestra.ticketleap.com/a-symphonic- odyssey.