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Virtual KSO: Overture to "The Creatures of Prometheus," Op. 43

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Published on Apr 25, 2020

Overture to "The Creatures of Prometheus," Op. 43
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Virtual KSO Project: Lighting the darkness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

Beethoven composed this ballet based on the Greek myth of Prometheus. Prometheus took pity on man during a dark time and brought them fire stolen from the gods. This gave rise to art, music, knowledge, dance, and more. The work carries messages of hope, the importance of art, and with the theme of fire, the idea of keeping the flame alive.

Similarly, KSO’s music director, Julian Kuerti, and musicians wanted to find ways to continue playing together—even if only virtually—for our community. This compilation represents our individual flames of music coming together with yours for something larger. We completed this on a volunteer basis for those who wished to participate and create something meaningful during this difficult time.

This piece calls for a smaller orchestration, so not all the KSO musicians who volunteered were able to participate. Please see our full listing of KSO musicians at https://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/abo....

Julian Kuerti, Music Director

FIRST VIOLIN
Jun-Ching Lin, Concertmaster
Oleg Bezuglov
Mark Portolese
Marley Haller
Sophie Yang

SECOND VIOLIN
Julie Evans Little
Hsin-Ju Yu
Cori Somers
Norma-Jean Forshey
Dana Duncan-Davis

VIOLA
Arturo Ziraldo
Nicholas Jeffery
Rebecca Boelzner
Karin Loberg Code

CELLO
Igor Cetkovic
Katherine Shook
Carol Bullock Russell
Calin Muresan
Elizabeth Start
Lisa Bressler

BASS
Frank Tramp
Noah Krzan
Dominic Azkoul

FLUTE
Yukie Ota
Nancy Rinaldi Williams

OBOE
Gabriel Renteria-Elyea
Brad Smith

CLARINET
Georgiy Borisov
Frank X. Silva

BASSOON
William Wheeler

FRENCH HORN
Michael Wood
Tamara Kosinski

TRUMPET
Scott Thornburg
Mike Brozick

TIMPANI
Mark Guthrie


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Video produced by Julian Kuerti for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. ©2020, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

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