The Presidents Own
United States Marine Band
Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Photo By: Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust
College Park, Md. - Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. - This program features two very different but equally epic symphonies, including Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The 35-minute first movement is a miniature symphony in and of itself and will be performed in transcription on this concert along with the transformative Finale of the entire work. The first half of the program features composer Johan de Meij’s dramatic and colorful Symphony No. 1 inspired by The Lord of the Rings books by J. R. R. Tolkien. The year 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of this substantial original symphony for band, and the Marine Band was among the first to perform it three decades ago. The composer will be on hand to lead this commemorative performance of his Symphony No. 1. Free parking in Lots 1B and Z. The performance is free and open to the public and will take place in Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park.
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