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The Presidents Own

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Marine Chamber Orchestra: Towers of London
Start Date/Time: Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:00 PM
End Date/Time: Sunday, April 23, 2017 6:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Marine Chamber Orchestra
Location: Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard

The folk music traditions found in Great Britain have been woven into the fabric of the work of many of the country’s most prominent composers. Benjamin Britten’s suite A Time There Was is built upon several popular English folk songs, but cast through the prism of the composer’s modern musical language. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto is a staple in the instrument’s solo repertoire and reveals the composer’s deep connection with the traditional music of England. Also featured is Franz Joseph Haydn’s remarkable 104th and final symphony. Although Haydn was Austrian, he made several extended stays in England in the 1790s, and he composed his last twelve symphonies in London, causing this celebrated chapter of works to be appropriately known as the “London symphonies.”

 **Free tickets are required. For tickets, contact the HCC Box Office at 443-518-1500.**

Concert program and notes

Owned by Kristin DuBois On Thursday, December 08, 2016
2018 Concert Season