March 13, 2020 – 7:30 PM – Friday
First United Methodist Church – Round Rock – Directions
March 14, 2020 – 7:30 PM – Saturday
Klett Performing Arts Center – Georgetown – Directions
The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra is excited to perform their March concert series with a theme of ‘A Continental Feast’.
New Director of Music, Frank Simon, has programmed music from around Europe, along with a little Americana, to create a feast for the music lover.
- Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, #8 (“Furiant”) – by Antonin Dvorak – lively and full of the Czech national character (1878)
- English Folk Song Suite – by Ralph Vaughan Williams – three lilting pieces; Seventeen Come Sunday; My Bonnie Boy; & Folk Songs From Somerset (1923)
- Can Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld) – by Jacques Offenbach – the satirical treatment of an ancient Greek myth (1858)
- Bacchanale (from Samson & Delilah) – by Camille Saint-Saens – from the Biblical tale of Samson & Delilah in the Book of Judges (1877)
- Joyeuse Marche – by Emmanuel Chabrier – is a fun march with snippets of music sprinkled across the Orchestra (1890)
- Hungarian March (from The Damnation of Faust) – by Hector Berlioz – a popular folk-music selection in Hungary, especially for weddings. The March is played at state and military celebrations and is the official inspection march of the Hungarian Defence Forces (1846)
From Americana the Orchestra will play Dr M L Daniels’ Swayfaring Stranger; Leroy Anderson’s Trumpeters Lullaby featuring Paul Zapata on trumpet, a medley of the wonderful music from “The Wizard of Oz”, and John Phillip Sousa’s Circus Gallop as an encore.
As always, Williamson County Symphony Orchestra’s concerts are free to the public. The concerts are set up to be family-friendly with a performance length of an hour and fifteen minutes.
We look forward to seeing you there!