Western Piedmont Symphony-Fall Pops!

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Join the award-winning Western Piedmont Symphony chamber orchestra for another FREE musical extravaganza on Union Square in Downtown Hickory under the Sails on the Square stage. The concert will be held on Sunday, September 20 from 5-7 pm. Rain/Weather location will be the SALT Block Auditorium located at the Arts & Science Center. According to Maestro John Gordon Ross, “the theme of the Fall Pops! is “Dance Machine.” Maestro Ross and the orchestra will perform a wide range of “dance” music that spans several hundred years.

Invite your family and friends and spend a beautiful fall day listening to beautiful music. Bring a lawn chair, pack your own picnic or visit one of the downtown restaurants. This free concert is sponsored by the City of Hickory and the Hickory Metro Conventions & Visitors Bureau. It’s Music. Well Crafted. Western Piedmont Symphony is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Business offices are located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. Box office hours are 9 am until 2:00 pm daily. Visit the Symphony’s website at www.wpsymphony.org or contact them at 828.324.8603 or info@wpsymphony.org.

“Symphony under the Sails has been wildly successful and this will be the 9th outdoor concert since 2013 that has been free and open to the public on the Sails on the Square stage in Downtown Hickory,” said City of Hickory Communications Director and Brand Manager Mandy Pitts. “Music well crafted by area musicians who play with such artistry fits ‘Hickory’s Life. Well Crafted.’ brand perfectly. We are fortunate to have partners that have helped the City provide this level of music to our citizens, businesses that have helped over the last three years include the Hickory Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lowes Foods, Frye Regional Medical Center, Jackson Group Interactive, Century Link, and Hickory Springs Manufacturing.”

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The Castle House Rag……………………………………………………………………… James Reese Europe

“Balletto” from Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 1……………………………….Ottorino Resphigi

“Gavottes 1 & 2” from Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major, BMV 1068……Johann Sebastian Bach

“Gavotte” from Symphony #1 “Classical”………………………………………….Sergei Prokofiev

German Dance #4, K. 602………………………………………………………………..W.A. Mozart

“Minuet” from Symphony #39 in E-flat Major, K. 543……………………….W.A. Mozart

Skater’s Waltz (Les Patineurs)…………….……………………………………………Emil Waldteufel

“Polka” from The Bartered Bride………………………………………………………Bedrich Smetana

Intermission

Hungarian Dance #4………………………………………………………………………..Johannes Brahms

“Furiant” from Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, #1……………………………………..Antonin Dvorak

The Entertainer and Solace……………………………………………………………..Scott Joplin

Tango in D, Op. 165………………………………………………………………………….Isaac Albeniz

Libertango……………………………………………………………………………………….Astor Piazzola

“Saturday Night Waltz” and “Hoedown” from Rodeo……………………..Aaron Copland

Tower of Power Greatest Hits…………………………………………………………Emilio Castillo

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