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The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents

Royal Fireworks

Yuriy Bekker, Violin and Conductor
February 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$20-$108 (+ applicable fees)
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Royal Fireworks @ Charleston Gaillard Center

Yuriy Bekker returns to the masterworks stage as both conductor and soloist for an explosive program, featuring Handel’s famous Royal Fireworks. Written to celebrate the end of the War of Austrian Succession, this orchestral suite was first performed for a large outdoor crowd in London, including King George II. The music was accompanied, of course, by an impressive display of fireworks, and reportedly caused a three-hour traffic jam on the London Bridge during its premiere.

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Royal Fireworks Music

 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral Suite No. 3

Max Richter (b. 1966)
The Four Seasons Recomposed