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Fri November 1, 2013
The RSO Classics Concert Series - "Love Of Nature"
Join WNIU for the next Rockford Symphony Orchestra concert entitled "Love Of Nature."
As long as humankind has made music, it's been inspired by the sights and sounds of nature. "Aqua," by Steven Heitzeg, pays tribute to Jacques Cousteau, the famous French explorer of life beneath the sea.
Vincent d'Indy sought inspiration in higher places; we'll hear his charming work for solo piano and orchestra called "Symphony on a French Mountain Air," featuring Jesse Parker on piano.
Finally, Ludwig van Beethoven never fared well in romance but often found inspiration in his love for nature. In his Symphony No. 6, he puts aside the drama of the Fifth Symphony and stirs the listener's imagination with movement titles like "Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arrival in the country" … "Scene by the brook"… "Happy gathering of country folk"… "Thunderstorm" and "Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm."
Celebrate "Nature" in song, this Saturday evening at 7:30 as the Rockford Symphony Orchestra takes the Coronado stage. There's more information on our Events page.