RICK STEVES’ EUROPE A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY w/ CONWAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

RICK STEVES' EUROPE

RICK STEVES

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021 AT 7:30 P.M.

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE:  A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY WITH THE CONWAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Rick Steves, America’s leading authority on European travel, teams up with the Conway Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey that begins in the United States and touches down in seven different European countries. This unique concert celebrates music’s power to stir the patriotic soul. Playing musical tour guide, Steves utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. Then, the orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi. Each selection honors a particular nationality, while the finale, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” (Europe’s official anthem) pays homage to the continent’s motto of “United in Diversity.”  Music will be performed by the Conway Symphony Orchestra under the director of Israel Getzov and is accompanied by a montage of evocative video images from each country.

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