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Program notes are written by Dr. Joseph Milicia.

September 27, 2018

October 6, 2018 Program Notes

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*HECTOR BERLIOZ *Born 11 December 1803 near Grenoble, France; died Paris, 8 March 1869. *Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9. **Le carnaval romain*, written early in 1844, was derived from Berlioz’ opera Benvenuto Cellini, itself written 1836-38. The concert overture was first performed in Paris at the Salle Herz, the composer conducting, 3 February 1844. The score calls for 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, timpani, cymbals, triangle, 2 tambourines, harp, and strings. Performance time is about 9 minutes.

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