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The Cost Of Freedom Concert by Lexington Symphony

March 15, 2025 @ 7:30 pm

Male conductor leads the Lexington Symphony in song.

Male conductor leads the Lexington Symphony in song.Still | In Memorium
Lidström | World Premiere
Mats Lidström, cello
Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

All ages.

Composed in 1930, the Still work memorializes the forgotten black soldiers who died for our country during the Civil War. W.G. Still considered this piece an ode to the unfulfilled promise of true freedom for black Americans. We know that there were black patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War, seeking freedom for all Americans. In the Battle of Lexington, one of the most famous black patriots who died in the Battle of Lexington was Prince Estabrook. Cary Hall has the Estabrook Room, named in his memory. Mats Lidstrom’s composition focuses on a famous speech given by Robert F. Kennedy before he was assassinated during his bid for the American Presidency. The cost he paid for his beliefs is obvious. It is also a World Premiere. Beethoven’s Third Symphony was inspired by what began as the war to free the French from oppression, only to then go very wrong as its Hero, turned out to be completely self-interested. In the end, Beethoven’s belief in Mankind was his final focus in what became the “heroic” symphony.


March 15, 2025
7:30 pm
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