FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASTERWORKS SERIES CONCERT #2
CHRISTOPHER ZIMMERMAN, Music Director & Conductor
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023 | 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2023 | 2:00 PM
NDSU Festival Concert Hall
Sponsored by ELEMENT BY WESTIN FARGO
Excerpts from Braveheart by James Horner
Larghetto for Orchestra by James MacMillan
An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise by Peter Maxwell Davies
Gaelic Symphony by Amy Beach
Prepare to be transported to the heart of Scotland as the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra presents “Scotland Forever”. This immersive musical experience will feature breathtaking compositions, ranging from the iconic to the contemporary. Audiences will be treated to captivating excerpts from the beloved score of “Braveheart” by the renowned composer James Horner. The music’s sweeping melodies and epic grandeur will transport you to the rugged Scottish Highlands.
James Macmillan’s “Larghetto for Orchestra” will provide a contemplative contrast, inviting listeners to delve into the depths of emotion. This expressive piece captures the essence of Scotland’s serene beauty and introspective spirit, creating moments of profound reflection.
“An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise” by Peter Maxwell Davies will infuse the concert with a joyful and celebratory atmosphere. This piece paints a vivid musical portrait of a traditional Orkney wedding, complete with dancing and celebration, as the sun rises over the horizon.
The program will culminate in the brilliant “Gaelic Symphony” by the pioneering American composer Amy Beach. This symphony holds a special place in music history as it was the first symphony composed by an American woman to be published and performed by a major orchestra. This symphony reflects Beach’s fascination with Gaelic culture and her ability to weave Celtic influences into a symphonic masterpiece.
“Scotland Forever” promises to be an unforgettable event, inviting music enthusiasts, history buffs, and all who appreciate the magic of Scotland to come together in celebration of its rich musical legacy. Tickets are available in advance or at the door the day of the performance.
CONCERT SPONSOR: ELEMENT BY WESTIN FARGO
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