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NEC Philharmonia, Loebel / Ives, Sibelius
Boston, Massachusetts
Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - 8:00 PM
Conductors: Sarah Kidd; David Loebel
David Loebel, Associate Director of Orchestras, conducts the NEC Philharmonia.

Read Loebel's notes on this program, and Charles Ives's own notes on A Symphony: New England Holidays.


Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Adagio – Un pochetto meno adagio – Vivacissimo – Adagio –Allegro molto moderato – Vivace – Presto – Adagio – Largamente molto – Affetuoso

Sibelius's Symphony No. 7, the composer's last, is startlingly original in form—a single movement—and composed in C Major. That last fact was greeted with astonishment by musicians who felt that everything that could be written in C Major had been written. Indeed, British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams maintained that only Sibelius could make C Major sound completely fresh.

Ives A Symphony: New England Holidays
Washington's Birthday
Decoration Day
The Fourth of July
Sarah Kidd, assistant conductor
Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day
NEC Chamber Singers
Erica J. Washburn, director
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