Look what we received in the mail from John Williams this morning! It’s not too late to come hear his music at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine tonight! Show starts at 8 p.m.! www.PacificSymphony.org
* The 1812 overture is played in the U.S. during the fireworks display in the 4th of July
* It was written by Tchaikovsky, a Russian, to celebrate the Russian defeat of Napoleon.
* The Marseillaise, which is played during the overture, wasn’t the national anthem of France during the invasion. It wasn’t the anthem until 1879.
* It was first played in the U.S. at the dedication of Carnegie Hall in 1891 with Tchaikovsky conducting.
* Many Americans believe that it has to do with the US. 1812 war. It doesn’t.
* Tchaikovsky may have never heard it as it was written
We were just working on tweets for our upcoming Tweetcert this summer and prepared something very similar to this.
Join Pacific Symphony as we celebrate the Fourth Of July and pay tribute to John Williams’ 80th birthday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. For tickets, visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
Pacific Symphony is celebrating composer John Williams’ 80th birthday on our July 4th concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Music from Jurassic Park is on the program along with The Eagles Tribute band Windborne! For tickets, visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
|—||Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman. Find more on the Symphony’s Summer Festival 2012 at PacificSymphony.org.|