July 8, 2021 — 7:00 PM
Breese Stevens Field
917 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
Madison, Wisconsin

July 7 concert IS postponed to Thursday, July 8 at 7 PM

An Independence Day Celebration

We kick off our 2021 season with the WCO's annual Independence Day celebration, featuring John Williams and the 1812 Overture. Guest soloist, Antonio Wu, pianist, our Young Artist Concerto Competition 2020 Winner, will be performing Capriccio Brillant by Mendelssohn, who was himself barely a teenager when he wrote this movement work for piano and orchestra. 

John Williams’ Summon the Heroes is a tribute to triumph over adversity. This year marks its 25th anniversary as the theme music to the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta. A celebration of Broadway with the music of George Gershwin and Kurt Weill, this concert also honors our veterans with the Armed Forces Salute. To end the evening, the first of an extraordinary summer together, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture will resound around Breese Stevens Field.

Antonio Wu, Guest Soloist

WCO Antonio Wu YACC Winner 2020 bw

This performance will also feature Antonio Wu, piano, winner of the 2020 WCO Young Artist Concerto Competition.

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Program

SMITH Star Spangled Banner

WILLIAMS Summon the Heroes

WEILL ARR. RUSSELL BENNETT Lady in the Dark – Symphonic Nocturne

MENDELSSOHN Capriccio Brillant Op. 22 B minor

GERSHWIN Girl Crazy Overture

CARL MICHAEL ZIEHRER The Star Spangled Banner March op.460

LOWDEN Armed Forces Salute

TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

RUN TIME: 1 hour + 30 min

*Program subject to change

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