SymphonieFantastique is a programmatic work that is partly based on the composer·s own life and partly on fantasy.

While in conservatory, Berlioz was infatuated with the Irish actress Harriet Smithson; however, she did not return his affection. In order to gain her attention, he wrote this piece for her and made sure when she returned to Paris she heard it performed. She later married him, but the marriage was not a happy one. The symphony opens with the depressed and lovesick composer taking a dose of opium that was not strong enough to kill him, but rather to cause him to fall into a sleep with strange and fantastic visions. His thoughts and emotions become musical ideas, and the lady is represented by a musical theme which is heard in all the movements (idée fixe), thus making the symphony cyclical. The opening movement represents the composer·s emotions. The second movement is a waltz where the composer spots the lady across the room, only for her to be lost in the swirl of dancers. The third movement is a pastoral which takes place in the country where the composer has gone to rest. In the fourth movement he has killed the woman and is being marched to the scaffold for his death sentence to be carried out. The drums and the march start in the distance and proceed forward. The brass and winds play the march theme where the crowd rallies with enthusiasm. The idée fixe is heard in the solo clarinet, and the guillotine falls, with the sounds of the head falling heard as pizzicato in the strings. The movement ends with drum rolls and G major chords as the enthusiastic crowd cheers in approval. In the fifth movement the composer is in the afterlife, where he sees his love once more. Demons torment him and laugh at him. It should be noted that this piece uses unusually large instrumentation, including two timpani players and two tubas.

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Director Divertimento in B flat major. with the title ´Introducing a Little Anarchy. Director The Dark Knight (2008) Michael McLean The Dark Knight is from the accompanying movie music composed for the first of the Batman films in 2008. After a brief silence the love theme ´Can You Read My Mindµ is heard. Op. Antoni" Minueto Rondo Woodwind Quintet Nestor Jaenz. Superman Returns wascomposed for the movie of the same title. Victor Lopez John Williams (b. first in solo woodwinds and strings. Conductor Intermission Tangos & More: Six Dances for String Quartet (2003) I. 14 (1830) Hector Berlioz IV. Tango String Quartet Ann Letsinger. It incorporates music specific to this film. Conductor Dawn Carol (1996) Margaret Lowe Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Divertimento (1790) I. 1964) arr. 1951) arr. It opens with the famous ´Superman themeµ in the brass and then in the full orchestra in a march.µ ´Like a Dog Chasing Carsµ is heard as one note repeated in different rhythms in the lower instruments. The piece ends with ´Harvey Two Faceµ played a whole step higher. Victor Lopez MMSYO Amy Wilson. which opened in 2006. 1957) James Newton Howard (b. 1982) Flute Choir Kelly Dixson. mysterious section in the strings and lower winds for ´Harvey Two Face. Director Symphony No. Hob. and laterby the entire orchestra. which builds to a dramatic climax in the full orchestra.II:46 Allegro con spirito(1732-1809) Andante "Chorale St. Conductor Superman Returns (2006) . 92 (1812) Ludwig van Beethoven II. with accents on some of the notes. but also music used in all the Superman films. 7 in A Major. The mood changes with ´Rough Flight. ´Marche au Suppliceµ (March to the Scaffold) (1803-1869) MMSYO Amy Wilson. The middle of the piece is marked by an aggressive section with small rhythmic ideas that are repeated to a climax. Op. Allegretto (1770-1827) SymphonieFantastique. Allegro Daniel James Chan (b. from the first in 1978.µ The middle section features a soaring legato theme accompanied by angular staccato motives. Franz Joseph Haydn Hans Zimmer (b.´Super Heroes and Super Villainsµ Overture for a Comic Book Hero(2007) MMSYO Amy Wilson. It opens with a slow.µ a theme heard in successive quarter notes. The piece ends with ´Memoriesµ and the ´Superman Themeµ played again by the full ensemble. Menuetto& Trio II. ´Memoriesµ is then heard by the full orchestra in a fanfare which features quarter note triplets.1932) John Ottman(b. where every eight measures it is transposed up a minor third.

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The Seventh Symphony is one of Beethoven·s most popular works. The second movement is both a march and a pavane in A minor. It draws on the current saturation of film based on larger-than-life comic book heroes. and is arguably one of the most famous melodies in the symphonic repertoire. and often the second movement is performed by itself. 8. . and timpani. brass. The form of the movement is ABABA.Program Notes Flute Ensemble Karina Loera ² West Laurens High School (10) Sarah Hammack ² Homeschool (10) Andrea Wilkinson ² West Laurens High School (12) String Quartet Baylee Culverhouse ² The Westfield School (9) William Jones ² Taylor County High School (12) JarisTobler ² Central High School (11) Ivy Giddens ² Homeschool (10) Woodwind Quintet Jihwan Oh ² Warner Robins High School (9) Kristine Martin ² Warner Robins High School (12) Brian Gay ² Rutland High School (12) NikolosBacote ² Central High School (10) Wil Dannenberg ² Perry High School (11) Brass Quintet Joe Boltri² Mount de Sales Academy (12) Jason Youngblood ² Taylor County High School (12) Caleb Rogers ² Perry High School (12) Jacob Johnson ² Houston County High School (12) Greg Kulkosky ² Houston County High School (12) Percussion Quartet Cameron Dale ² Houston County High School (10) Benjamin Ford ² Stratford Academy (10) Jacob Kraft ² Houston County High School (12) Jonathan Mashburn ² Houston County High School (12) Alternates In addition to the regular members of MMSYO. who can be heard flying. Chan drew his musical influences from Bruckner's Symphony No. The movement begins and ends with the same open chord in the winds. but for its rhythmic integrity. The symphony was premiered as a benefit to the injured soldiers from the battle of Hanau. John Adams. with the A section being the hero. the following students are performing in tonight·s concert: Jeffrey Ballance.The symphony was first performed in Vienna. and Danny Elfman. The overture is in ABA form. with the B section in A major. The opening melody in the lower strings is known not for its melodic properties. percussion ² Houston County High School (12) Overture for a Comic Book Hero was commissioned by the El Paso Youth Symphony and Benjamin Loeb and was premiered in June 2007. and the B section being the hero·s romantic scene. and a countermelody in the winds. The rhythmic momentum propels the movement forward through a fugue in the strings to a climax with the famous rhythmic melody in the strings. alto sax ² West Laurens High School (11) Wesley Grace. tuba ² Warner Robins Middle School (8) Feagin Oliver. where the audience received the work favorably.

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