Maestro Charles Jones Evans will lead the Long Bay Symphony (LBS) in a performance that will showcase iconic music examples of nationalism, from independent musical styles to bold political statements. The concert takes place on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4 pm at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center. Yoojin Jang, guest artist, is a powerful young violinist who has been praised for her “fiery virtuosity” and sensitive interpretation. She has been performing with top Korean orchestras such as the KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic orchestra since the age of nine.
Music can evoke strong nationalistic sentiments, whether through distinct stylistic features or merely by subject matter. Hear some of the most famous symphonic examples of nationalist musical styles: Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia, which became a rallying cry for Finnish independence; Bedrich Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride, the first significant Czech opera; and solo violin pieces Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Tales) by Pablo de Sarasate and Havanaise (Habanera) by Camille Saint-Saëns. Also featured are some of the greatest descriptive musical essays in the repertory, “1812” Overture by Peter Tchaikovsky and Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland, portraying the glory of military victory and the challenges of political leadership in a time of national crisis. Senator Luke Rankin will join the Symphony as the narrator for Lincoln Portrait.
Tickets range from $25 to $50. Student tickets (21 & under with student ID) are $10. For tickets call the box office 843-448-8379, purchase online at www.LongBaySymphony.com or visit us at 1107 48th Avenue N., Suite 310-E, Myrtle Beach.