August 4, 2017
The world premiere of Dan Locklair’s Symphony No. 2 “America” will be presented by maestro John Gordon Ross and the Western Piedmont Symphony Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory. Locklair is professor of music.
The three-movement composition is scored for a large triple-wind symphony orchestra. Approximately 22 minutes in length, each movement is a reflection upon a holiday that is at the heart of America: 1. Independence Day; 2. Memorial Day; 3. Thanksgiving Day. A single, well-known melody associated with the essence of each of these American holidays is heard in each movement, according to Locklair.
For tickets and more concert information, please visit http://www.wpsymphony.org/.