Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

1707 16th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960

RODGERS You’ll Never Walk Alone
WILLIAMS Summon the Heroes
ARNAUD Bugler’s Dream
WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare and Theme
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
SUK Towards a New Life
VANGELIS Chariots of Fire
SHORE Believe
L. COHEN Hallelujah
WILLIAMS The Olympic Spirit
WILLIAMS A Prayer for Peace from “Munich”
SAINT-SAENS The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
CONTI  Music from "Rocky"
STRAVINSKY  The Firebird Suite (1919)
SIBELIUS  Finlandia
HANDEL  Royal Fireworks Music
GLASS The Olympian

The powerful program features music written for or about the Olympics, many in the fanfare style familiar from the opening ceremonies.  Other Olympic selections capture the spirit of competition and the drama of sport.   Taken together, the concert provides a soundtrack for the Olympic phenomenon.  Indeed, the multi-media experience will include archival and news footage, original film and photo choreography.  Composer John Williams is well-represented on the program, with five individual pieces, including his Olympic Fanfare and Theme, Summon the Heroes, A Prayer for Peace from Munich, The Olympic Spirit and Call of the Champions. Works by Vangelis, George Frederic Handel, Phillip Glass, Igor Stravinsky, Bill Conti, Howard Shore, Josef Suk, Leo Arnaud and Dmitri Shostakovich complete the concert offerings.