Year: 2017

Duke Ellington’s The River

The River is a suite for ballet, a collaboration between Alvin Ailey and Ellington. The original concept was a depiction of the Mississippi, but Ellington’s plan evolved to a more spiritual level, a theme of birth and rebirth. The project had a rocky

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River Music at Concord Orchestra Pops

Rivers are powerful forces that shape landscapes and cultures around the world. There’s a lot of great music inspired by rivers. Come to Concord Orchestra Pops this May to hear some famous and inspired river music. Bernie Hoffer has written Korn

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Eric Sawyer on his music “Civil Disobedience”

The Concord Orchestra premieres Eric Sawyer’s Civil Disobedience with narrator David Gullette on March 31 and April 1, 2017. Eric describes how he used the text of Thoreau’s essay: “Civil Disobedience for narrator and orchestra draws from the text of Henry

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Celebrating Thoreau’s Bicentennial

For our March 31/April 1 concerts, we are participating in a global celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s Bicentennial, his 200th birthday. Many organizations around our literary town of Concord, Massachusetts are participating in this recognition of Thoreau’s impact on our interactions

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Music for Thoreau’s Bicentennial

In Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau looms large over our literary town. This is Thoreau’s 200th birthday year and many local organizations are collaborating to celebrate. His ethic of conservation and his philosophical approach to living a good life is

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