PASSION! April 28, 2018
Saturday, 7:30 pm
Blue Ridge Community College Concert Hall
featuring Grant Knox, tenor and Anneka Zuehlke-King, horn
Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3
Britten – Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings
Strauss – Death and Transfiguration
Literature compelled great composers to write their most iconic works. Tenor Grant Knox sings the words of Tennyson, Blake, and Keats set by England’s most influential 20th century composer. Beethoven wrote four different overtures to his only opera Fidelio exploring personal sacrifice and heroism. Strauss musically depicts the death of an artist as described by a close friends’ poem.