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Sat, Dec. 07

Symphony teams up for local patriotic concert

The 2002-03 Yavapai Symphony Association season begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yavapai College Performance Hall with Conductor Robert Moody leading the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony Chorus in a pops concert of popular American favorites.

"The date is an auspicious time for the concert's theme, 'God Bless America,' a celebration of the American spirit, dedicated to the victims, survivors and heroes of the Sept. 11 tragedy," said a symphony association spokesperson.

Included in the program is John Williams' "Music from 'The Patriot,'" and "Hymn to the Fallen" from the movie "Saving Private Ryan," sung by the chorus.

Also on the program is Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," Morton Gould's "American Salute, Shenandoah" sung a cappella, and the "Armed Forces Salute."

The concert ends with Tchaikovsky's rousing Overture 1812, Op. 49, performed by the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony Chorus.

Tickets are available at the Yavapai Symphony Association office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 228 N. Alarcon St.; 776-4255, or at the Yavapai College Box Office before the performance.

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