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Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: on fire

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 7:30pmSunday, Feb 24 at 2:00pm

Location: Five Flags Theater

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BEETHOVEN Overture from Creatures of Prometheus 
HANDEL/BAINES, MCKERRAS Overture from Royal Fireworks Music 

MERRITT Neural Firings (and Misfirings) Guitar Concerto  PREMIERE    Zane Merritt, classical guitar  
MARQUEZ Conga del Fuego Nuevo
DE FALLA  “Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo
HOVHANESS “Volcano” from Symphony No. 50, “Mount St. Helens”
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird

Our Fire program begins with Prometheus, the Greek titan who stole fire from the Gods and gave that fire to humanity. We feature caliente Latin works by Marquez and de Falla, Stravinsky’s fantastic The Firebird ballet suite, and a “Volcano” eruption!  The DSO premieres a new guitar concerto written by Dubuque-native composer Zane Merritt. This piece, inspired by issues regarding mental health, features the composer as soloist. 

Guest Artist Sponsor:  Jack & Mantea Schmid

Zane Merritt

Zane Merritt

Dubuque native Zane Merritt currently resides in Buffalo, New York. He has a PhD in music composition from the University at Buffalo, a MM in guitar performance from Butler University, and a BA in music specializing in guitar performance from Clarke...

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