Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John's Concert


The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. Johns presents a program featuring a fanfare, two iconic symphonies, and a work for a rare combination; harmonica and brass.

The program opens with Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” a work composed in 1942 to bolster the American patriotic spirit shortly after the country’s entry into WWII. Next on the program is Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3, which was completed in 1910 but not performed until 1946. It won for the composer the 1947 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Our featured soloist, Chris Turner, a world class harmonica virtuoso, will perform Rhode Island composer Paul Nelson’s “William Street Blues,” commissioned in 1998 for Mr. Turner by the RI Philharmonic Orchestra. This performance is only the second in the work’s existence. Rounding out the program is W.A. Mozart’s magnificent Symphony No. 41 in C Major, the “Jupiter,” the composer’s last and, arguably, greatest symphony.

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