NSO Tribute to Wartime Composers
$39 - $59
2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I -- a brutal, bloody and senseless conflict that set the course of the 20th century. To commemorate this anniversary and honor the dead, the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Mark Elder presents Reveries from Ravel: a selection of works whose composers were influenced by the war. A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody is a tribute to the legacy of Britain's soldiers, composed by George Butterworth -- who would later be killed in action fighting for the British in World War I. In his will, Butterworth left many of his manuscripts to fellow composer Vaughan Williams, whose Pastoral Symphony was inspired by his experiences as an ambulance driver during the war. The concert concludes with a peaceful reprieve, featuring two of Ravel's fantasy-inspired compositions that predate the war: the ballet Mother Goose and a magical ballet suite from Daphnis et Chloe. Experience these moving compositions at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.
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