Dubuque Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart to Mendelssohn November 2-3 at Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra continues its youthful themed Classics Series with “Mozart to Mendelssohn” November 2 & 3 at Five Flags Theater, downtown Dubuque.
Grace Clifford, one of Australia’s finest young violinists, is featured in Mendelssohn’s lyrical and Romantic Violin Concerto in E minor. “Clifford’s depth of musical maturity is way beyond her years…apart from her musical refinement, is an incredibly talented musician who portrays an inner-calm of unusual quantity.”
The program also features works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn, Ravel’s elegant and masterful Mother Goose Suite which includes fairy tale movements such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Secret Garden” and audience favorite with Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony.
The concerts will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2 and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3 at Five Flags Theater, downtown Dubuque. Intriligator will also present a free pre-concert lecture in the Five Flags Theater on Sunday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets (starting at $18) are available through the Five Flags Box Office, or www.dubuquesymphony.org (Ticketmaster fees apply to online purchases). Discounted $8 student tickets will be on
sale at the theater ticket counter one hour prior to each performance (based on availability); please be prepared to show student ID.
Season ticket packages are still available at the DSO office. Packages begin with just 3 Classics concerts. Call 563-557-1677 or visit dubuquesymphony.org.
This concert is made possible by the generous support of Concert Co-sponsors: Dr. Deborah LaBeau and Dubuque Ob/Gyn and Midwifery, and Jim & Jean Gantz; and Guest Artist Sponsor: Clare Bank.
The naughtiest thing I ever did was being an accomplice (one of 15 pupils) to setting an ant mound on fire at our One Room School. This mound was about two feet high made of straw on the northwest corner of our school yard. The teacher, a strict disciplinarian, forbids anyone to touch this ant mound. My brother, Francis decided he would set it on fire, early one day, before school started, he lit the mound on fire and returned home. We were all sworn to secrecy the night before. The truce was that no one would tell. It was hard to get to sleep with that on our minds.
The teacher approached the school to see the black smoke belching high over the bright fire. Could it be the ant mound?
We followed the teacher with our two gallons of drinking water. We threw it on the blaze. Then with boards and clubs we beat the blaze to keep it from spreading into a ten-acre cornfield nearby. Silently we continued until the fire was out. Our faces were black from smoke, we were panting as if we had finished running the ten mile race in the Olympics.
Court opened with “Who started the fire?”
No one confessed. Everyone was in denial. The story eased off with just that short court hearing. My guilty conscience plagued me for years.
My mother dealt punishments at home out silently with a gesture. The index finger on her right hand pointed to our bedroom above.
We went there-stayed there with two pieces of bread with molasses on it for supper. We didn’t come down only to use the outdoor privy. We had a long time to think it over.
My mother was both the questioning attorney and the judge. We received our sentence and performed it without questioning.
Punishment at school was to stay in at recess. Then a lower mark in deportment on our report card. That was the first and only mark my mother bothered to discuss with us.
We kids got along well with each other, partly because there were so many jobs for us to do–there was always weeds to cut, weeds in the yard and cornfield. We had an acre of garden to weed, chickens to water and feed, eggs to be gathered, cows to chase, water must be carried in to drink and wash vegetables, in other words. Be Busy!
Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.