Phoenix Orchestra

Broken Banners

November 2, 2017, 7:15 PM
Center for Arts at the Armory

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From Phoenix Orchestra

Our first full orchestra show of the season, Broken Banners is an examination of composers past and present, asking difficult questions and challenging authority.

Beethoven's 3rd Symphony, "Eroica," is a legendary landmark in the orchestral repertoire. With every measure of music he revolutionized the Symphonic form, obliterating the rules and making new ones that would stand for a century.

Jessie Montgomery's Banner was commissioned by the Sphinx Organization in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. Montgomery weaves strands of Civil Rights songs in with strands of the National Anthem to express the struggles America has and is experiencing to become the 'land of the free.'


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Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville