Author Archives: David Kidwell

ComiConcert recordings

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 Star Trek Through the Years Harry Potter Symphonic Suite Video Games Live Lord of the Rings Imperial March Superman Returns

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Chamber Music Concert

Members of the Holyoke Civic Symphony will present a chamber music concert on Sunday, March 18 at 3pm at Holyoke Community College. A variety of ensembles will perform music by Brahms, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Paul Henle, Richard Rodgers, and Cole Porter. … Continue reading

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Looking Forward, Looking Back program notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions, is usually depicted as having two faces looking opposite ways, one towards the past and other towards the future. The three compositions that we present this afternoon … Continue reading

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You Better Watch Out! program notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch Today’s concert – “You Better Watch Out!” – is the Holyoke Civic Symphony’s gift to you for the holidays. As part of our “Plus One” season, we are presenting a program of beloved classical and … Continue reading

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Student Concerto Competition

The Holyoke Civic Symphony’s 2018 Student Concerto Competition is coming up! It’s open to students in grades 9 to 12 in Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Berkshire counties in Massachusetts. The winner will receive a cash award and will perform with … Continue reading

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You Better Watch Out!

Corelli Christmas Concerto Weber Clarinet Concerto Rimsky-Korsakov Christmas Eve Polonaise Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 Sleigh Ride Rocket Sleigh Polar Express Christmas Singalong Christmas Song

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Echoes of the Past program notes

PROGRAM NOTES by Jane Rausch Author William Falukner once remarked, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” This observation is surely true in music, for composers frequently draw upon elements of their earlier works or those of others … Continue reading

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A Broadway Symphony

A Broadway Symphony (2013) by David Kidwell Duration: 20′ Full orchestra (3222-4331-timp+3-synth-strings) Score Demo recordings: I: New York Overture II. Dance Arrangement III. Pop Ballad IV. Eleven o’Clock Number

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ComiConcert!

Sunday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 Amanda Dee, piano 2018 Student Concerto Competition winner Plus music from Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, and The Lord of the … Continue reading

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Looking Forward, Looking Back

Sunday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. Holyoke Community College Meyer: Millennium Barlow: The Winter’s Passed Jodie Hoye, oboe Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Free! flyer | podcast | program notes iTunes: Barlow, Brahms

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