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Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9:30 & 11am
Jackson Auditorium, Seguin
Gioachino Antonio Rossini,( 1792 – 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as some sacred music, songs, chamber music, and piano pieces. Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born into a family of musicians in Pesaro, a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy that was then part of the Papal State. His father, Giuseppe, was a horn player and inspector of slaughterhouses. His mother, Anna, was a singer and a baker's daughter.
Later in 1822, a 30-year-old Rossini succeeded in meeting Ludwig van Beethoven, who was then aged 51, deaf, cantankerous and in failing health. Communicating in writing, Beethoven noted "Ah, Rossini. So, you're the composer of The Barber of Seville. I congratulate you. It will be played as long as Italian opera exists. Never try to write anything else but opera buffa; any other style would do violence to your nature."
Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history.
The Barber of Seville
Rossini's most famous opera was produced on 20 February 1816, at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. Much is made of how quickly Rossini's opera was written, scholarship generally agreeing upon two or three weeks. Later in life, Rossini claimed to have written the opera in only twelve days.
The Overture o Barber of Seville, Allegro vivace (m-25 to the end)
Demos from the Rossini to introduce families of instruments.
Zwilch: Peanuts® Gallery
There will be demos from Zwilich to introduce how music can express characters/personalities.
Mvt III. Snoopy Does the Samba
Mvt IV. Charlie Brown's Lament
Mvt.IV. Peppermint Patty & Marcie Lead the Parade
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Zwilich: Peanuts® Gallery
Rossini: Overture to the Barber of Seville
Tchaikovshy: Symphony No.5 Mvts i, ii, iv, Op.64
Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:30 & 11am
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: iii
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:30 & 11am
Strauss: Blue Danube
Debussy: La Mer
Smetana: Vitana Moldau
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:30 & 11am