Orchestra Iowa

Brucemorchestra IV: Crown Imperial

Elgar         “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Walton        Crown Imperial
Elgar            Pomp and Circumstance
Holst           “Jupiter” from The Planets
Parry           Coronation Choral Anthems
Rozsa         Parade of the Charioteers 
                                        (from Ben Hur)
Respighi    Pines of Rome

Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale
Coe College Concert Choir
Mount Mercy University Choir

The season opens on the lawn of Brucemore with the music of two empires, and begins with Edward Elgar’s solemn and beautiful “Nimrod” played in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001.

Weren’t invited to the royal wedding earlier this year? Fear not as the first half features music from the nuptials and signature British works by William Walton, Gustav Holst, and Sir Hubert Parry. Joining the Orchestra for the two Coronation Anthems will be a combined 150 member chorus.

From the British Empire to the Roman, the second half kicks off with the Parade of the Charioteers from Ben Hur and concludes with Respighi’s greatest work, Pines of Rome.

Bring your family and friends, blankets and lawn chairs, picnics and a bottle or two, and enjoy the start of the season with one of Cedar Rapids most popular outdoor concerts.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, this performance will be held Sunday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.

To view more information about the program, watch this video from Maestro Hankewich.