Dreams of the FallenNovember 08, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Jeffrey Biegel, piano and the Mendelssohn Chorale
Coronado Performing Arts Center
314 N. Main St. / Rockford, IL
Side Orchestra: $22
Upper Balcony: $38
Rear Orchestra: $46
Front Orchestra: $60
Lower Balcony: $60
Student tickets (22 and under): $7
Veterans of the armed forces are invited to attend for free.
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Rockford native Jake Runestad calls his Dreams of the Fallen “A Musical Response to War”, which seeks to express life through the eyes of a soldier, both during combat and after returning home. The RSO has co-commissioned this powerful work, featuring pianist Jeffrey Biegel and the Mendelssohn Chorale. Barber’s Adagio for Strings, written in 1936 and a familiar icon of mourning and cathartic pathos, opens the program. Dvořák’s Fifth Symphony offers a bucolic and cheerful antipode, displaying the young Czech composer’s emerging confidence in his talent.