Tuesday, December 10, 2013

From Tonight's The Little Orchestra Society's "Music Under the Big Top"

Damn everything but the circus! The average "painter" "sculptor" "poet" "composer" "playwright" is a person who cannot leap through a hoop from the back of a galloping horse, make people laugh with a clown's mouth, orchestrate twenty lions ~ Edward Estlin Cummings

Program ~ Music Under the Big Top 
Circus Polka Composed for a Young Elephant ~ Igor Stravinsky
Screamer! A three-ring blur for orchestra ~ David T. Little
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka ~ Johann Strauss
Woodbox Violin Concerto ~ Daniel Roumain
"Dance of the Comedians" from The Bartered Bride ~ Bedřich Smetana
Symphony No. 94 in G Major, "Surprise" ~ Franz Josef Haydn
Thunder and Lighning Polka ~ Joann Strauss
The Stars and Stripes Forever ~ John Philip Sousa
Entrance of the Gladiators ~ Julius Fučík

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