DSO “on fire” Feb 23-24, 2019

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) presents the third in its 2018-19 elements-themed Classics Concert series: on fire.

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

There is a free pre-concert lecture in the Five Flags Theater on Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 pm.

Concerts will be held 7:30 pm Saturday, February 23, and 2:00 pm Sunday, February 24 at Five Flags Theater, downtown Dubuque. Tickets ($18-87) are available through the Five Flags Box Office (563) 589-4258, or www.dubuquesymphony.org.  Discounted $8 student tickets will be available in the theater lobby one hour prior to each performance; please be prepared to show student ID.

This concert is made possible by the generous support of concert co-sponsors Dubuque Bank & Trust; and Jack & Mantea Schmid.

A special added FAMILY Concert “Firebird and Film Favorites” will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 23. This kid sized one-hour concert features the movie music of How to Train Your Dragon, Moana, The Incredibles, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean as well as Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume. Post-concert activities include a West Music instrument petting zoo and photos with costumed characters. Follow the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Facebook page for updates. Tickets for the family concert start at only $10 for children 12 & under; $14 for ages 13+. The family concert is made possible by the generous support of the Chad and Laura Chandlee family; and media sponsor Telegraph Herald.

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Classics 4

Mar 23, Sat | 7:30pm

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Classics 4

Mar 24, Sun | 2:00pm

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Classics 5

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Classics 5

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