Music is one of the most vivid communicators of symbolism, and in its many forms can represent the widest range of emotions, expressions, and pictures. This program takes its inspiration from the deeper meaning expressed in certain fascinating symbols and signs found in the everyday world. From the American patriotism embodied by the form of the eagle and the ancient religious meaning imbued in other animals, to the symbolism found in poetry and song, the collection of new and classic works on this concert explore the way in which music brings these signs and symbols to life. The second half of the program is dedicated to the colorful music of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and his beautifully crafted ballet
The Three-Cornered Hat. As the brilliant ballet celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, it is presented in a new transcription for band by the Marine Band’s chief arranger Master Gunnery Sgt. Donald Patterson.
Pre-concert ensemble: Violin trio
Concert program and notes