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Beethoven’s 7th and More

Sep 21, 2019

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What do Billy Joel, Shostakovich, Lady Gaga, Simon & Garfunkel, and Beethoven have in common? While they are a diverse collection of musicians from different times and places, all created outstanding music and all will be featured on the season opening program of the 14 member string orchestra, Sphere Ensemble. Before Lady Gaga made millions dance, Beethoven's 7th Symphony was dubbed "the apotheosis of dance." Simon & Garfunkel and Billy Joel defined the popular American sounds of their generations. Shostakovich managed to appease the Soviet government while appealing to the common person by developing a unique musical voice with a veiled spirit of resistance. Come experience the intimate and genre-bending sounds of Sphere Ensemble as we recreate some iconic works by iconic artists.

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