Happy Birthday,
USA!
Stay-At-Home
Musical Activities
and Performances
#16
From the
Southwest Florida Symphony
Until circumstances allow us to meet again, please enjoy
these wonderful links and sites full of amazing
orchestral music and activities!
Please click below and let me know what you thought:
Wish we could celebrate all together outdoors with
music, cookouts and fireworks?
Enjoy these patriotic favorites until we can!
Click on the title to enjoy:
New York Philharmonic with chorus. Stand up and sing with them!
Performed on keyless natural brass instruments of Handel’s time
Commissioned in 1942 for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. During World War I
their conductor had asked British composers for a fanfare to begin each concert.
It had been so successful that he asked again during World War II
using American composers.
Commissioned in 1986 to commemorate the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.
This Cincinnati Pops version highlights American scenes and historic sites.
We bring the stage to you,
in all its
irreplaceable splendor!
Can you imagine
our lives without this
magnificent music?
A USAF Symphony Orchestra rendition on Gould’s variations
on the Civil War-era tune,
‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home’
Gorgeous version performed by young musicians of the National Youth Orchestra, USA.
Katherine Lee Bates penned the lyrics in 1893 stating, “I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot
Pikes Peak. When I saw the view, I felt great joy.
All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse.”
Not really relevant to our independence (it commemorates Russia’s successful defense
against Napoleon) but all of that triumphant noise-making sure seems appropriate!
Dallas Winds does a great job with this must-hear,
and then tops it off with 94 piercing piccolos!
And if you are missing live symphony concerts with amazing pyrotechnics
set to many other patriotic tunes,
WATCH THIS FULL SHOW!
Take the time to enjoy these great
reminders of all we love and miss hearing,
until we can meet again safely
at
Southwest Florida Symphony
live concerts!
Enjoying these with your
students or children?
Let me hear from you:
Pictured: Louisville Orchestra, La Mirada Symphony
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