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Quiet Heroes: A Symphonic Salute to the Flagraisers at Iwo Jima

“Quiet Heroes” premiered with the Fox Valley Symphony in 2007. It is a 45 minute, 4 movement piece for full orchestra and narrator saluting those who fought for our country at Iwo Jima. Wilford Brimley, a US Marine, is a big fan of the piece and narrated the premiere as well as many additional performances, including an arrangement of the piece for band, played by The President’s Own, U.S. Marine Corps band. “Quiet Heroes” salutes our veterans and has been programmed often for Veterans Day and Memorial Days concerts.

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Ansel Adams: America

Ansel Adams: America,” composed by Chris and Dave Brubeck, is a symphonic tribute saluting one of America’s most cherished artists. The 22-minute, one-movement piece, fully integrates sweeping melodies with 102 striking images of or by Ansel. Few people realize that Ansel Adams trained to be a classical musician, a fact which greatly influenced the work. It has consistently played to full houses, and has succeeded in its mission to bring new and larger audiences to orchestra concerts.

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