Symphony Series: Bluegrass to Beethoven
Tuesday, April 9, 2018 | 7pm
Free “Inside the Music” Pre-Concert Talk, 6pm, Cordiner Lobby
Ben-Amots - Bluegrass Suite for Mandolin and Orchestra
Sierra Hull, mandolin
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in Eb major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
DID YOU KNOW?
Composer Ofer Ben-Amots is an Israeli-American composer and teacher of music composition and theory at Colorado College.
Mandolin player Sierra Hull played on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry when she was only 11 years old.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 was originally titled “Bonaparte” to honor Napoleon, who he believed embodied the democratic and anti-monarchical ideals of the French Revolution. He renamed the piece “Eroica” in response to Napoleon proclaiming himself Emperor of the French on May 14, 1804.