Your Favorite Overture Contest!

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Choose your Overture! JSO will perform the winning Overture on Young Artist Concert April 7, 2024


raised by 8 people

$500 goal

Have you ever attended a symphony performance and found yourself awestruck by the magnificent overture that kicks off the concert? Imagine being part of an audience that not only gets to enjoy these captivating musical pieces but also has the power to choose their favorite one.

 In a unique and interactive musical experience, Jefferson Symphony audiences are being given the opportunity to vote for their favorite overture and hear it live at our April 7, 2024, Symphony concert.

Here’s how it works>> The 10 great overtures below have not been played by JSO in the past 20 years, and in most cases, never. Some are familiar, some are not. All are wonderful works that will be a new experience for the JSO to perform.

Starting December 9, voting is open to the public. Anyone can vote for their favorite overture by donating $10.00 per vote to the Jefferson Symphony Association during the period from December 10, 2023 through February 11, 2024.

Overture Candidates:

Felix Mendelssohn: "The Hebrides" Overture
Ambroise Thomas: "Raymond" Overture
Antonin Dvorak: "Othello" Concert Overture
Jean Sibelius: "The Bard" (symphonic poem)
Robert Schumann: "Manfred" Overture
Hector Berlioz: "Les franc-juges" Overture
Franz Liszt: "Orpheus" (symphonic poem)
Gioachino Rossini: "Siege of Corinth" Overture
Franz Schubert: "Rosamunde" Overture
Ralph Vaughan Williams: "The Wasps" Overture

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