Blue Ridge Orchestra presents
Heroes Among Us
Milton Crotts, Music Director
Both September 11, 2001 and the global coronavirus pandemic evoke mixed emotions among their witnesses: lamentation for the lives that were lost, coupled with admiration for those who heroically strove to save the lives of strangers and preserve our way of life. On September 11, 2021, the Blue Ridge Orchestra pays tribute to these events with a full-orchestra program that reflects our conflicting feelings – the lament and the admiration – through the incomparable works of Beethoven, Mahler, and Elgar. Conducted by Milton Crotts; featuring Franklin Keel, cello.
In gratitude to all those who put themselves at risk working on the front lines during the pandemic, the orchestra is offering $5 tickets to anyone who was an essential worker in 2020-21.
Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Beethoven, Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor – with Franklin Keel, cello
The Blue Ridge Orchestra is Asheville’s homegrown, volunteer orchestra. Comprising 65 professional, amateur, student, and retired musicians from all walks of life, we strive to engage Western North Carolina’s extraordinary music community with opportunities to perform, listen to, and learn about great symphonic music. Learn more at www.blueridgeorchestra.org.
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)