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January 2021

Strings: Romantic and Modern

January 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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A concert exploring the wide expressive range of the string orchestra. The lush Romanticism of Italian opera master Giacomo Puccini’s somber elegy, Chyranthemums, is contrasted by the neo-Baroque dance-like elegance of the “Holberg” Suite by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The musical character of the great Eastern European Jewish tradition is beautifully conveyed in Meira Warshauer’s Yiddish Fantasy, and both the progressive and accessible sides of Aaron Copland’s music are explored in his Nonet and the famous “Hoedown” from the ballet…

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February 2021

Going for Baroque

February 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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Great classic pieces from the Baroque era are highlighted in this program, including Suite No. 1 from the beloved Water Music by George Friderich Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C, and concertos by the Italian master of works for solo performer and orchestra, Antonio Vivaldi, with Long Bay Symphony members as guest soloists. PLUS, as an added feature, a select group of Long Bay Youth Symphony musicians will join the LBS in this performance! Tickets on Sale – January 25th

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March 2021

Stravinsky’s The History of a Soldier

March 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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The iconic 20th-century composer’s dramatic setting of a classic Russian folk tale about a young soldier who sells his soul (represented by his violin) to the devil. Stravinsky, who ascended to fame through brilliantly colorful ballet scores for large orchestra, demonstrates in this work an astounding economy of means made necessary by the social and economic challenges surrounding the First World War. Tickets on Sale – February 22nd

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April 2021

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

April 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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A program serving up pieces in a fascinating variety of styles, from Romantic opera composer Richard Wagner’s unique miniature work, Siegfried Idyll (a musical tribute to the birth of his son), to Façade, an edgy yet charming setting by Sir William Walton of Dame Edith Sitwell’s humorously outrageous poetry. Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas weaves a wild pastiche of motives from native folk tunes in Ocho por Radio, while Gustav Mahler wonderfully conveys the essence of the German folk spirit in his song settings…

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