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    It is with great joy and anticipation that I share our 2011/12 season with you. We
    have hand-picked an exciting and diverse collection of concerts full of big talent,
                                                                                                         Your support makes our education and community
                                                                                                            partnership programs possible. Thank You!
    beloved hits, and even some cinematic surprises. It’s a music lover’s dream come true!

    Of course, what makes the Omaha Symphony’s season truly unique is that at the heart
    of every performance is our extraordinary orchestra. Our gifted musicians make the music
    come alive. Come and discover for yourself the power, beauty, and absolute thrill of the
    live orchestral experience!

    If you love great music (and a great bargain), season tickets are your best bet. Consider them an
    investment. After all, music enriches and transforms us. When you make time for yourself and
    escape to the Holland Center, expect to leave feeling better than when you arrived.

    I sincerely look forward to seeing you this season.
    Remember—we’re playing for you!

    Thomas Wilkins
    Music Director

                                                                                                        The Omaha Symphony’s mission—to share the joy of music—extends far beyond the concert hall experience
                                                                                                             to classrooms and civic organizations throughout our community. We are committed to investing
                                                                                                                                 in children and adults throughout the Omaha metro area.

                                                                                                                   Our nationally recognized education programs touch the lives of nearly
                                                                                                                   30,000 school children in Nebraska and Iowa each year. We deliver fun,
                                                                                                                        accessible opportunities that emphasize interactive learning.

                                                                                                              To make a donation in support of our education and community partnership programs, please
                                                                                                               contact us at 402.342.3836 or development@omahasymphony.org. You may also make your
                                                                                                                                      donation online at www.omahasymphony.org.
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                                  Piano Romance
                                  SepTeMbeR 23 & 24, 2011
                                  Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                  Andrew von Oeyen, piano 5

                                  Rich and romantic, it’s no wonder
                                                                            PRokofiev’s fifth
                                  brahms’s piano Concerto No. 2 is one      OCTObeR 21 & 22, 2011
                                  of the most popular in the repertoire.
                                  Feel the full force and emotion of the
                                                                            Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                                                                                                    DaPhnis & chloé                        mozaRt                              soaRing stRings sacReD voices                                            conceRto foR
                                  piano, as our rising star soloist takes
                                  on this symphony-sized concerto.
                                                                            experience prokofiev’s hymn to the
                                                                            human spirit: his triumphant Fifth
                                                                                                                    NOveMbeR 11 & 12, 2011
                                                                                                                    Alastair Willis, conductor
                                                                                                                                                           & sibelius                          MARCH 2 & 3, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                               Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ApRIl 20 & 21, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                                                            Symphony. It anchors an all-Russian                                            JANuARY 27 & 28, 2012                                                                                        JuNe 8 & 9, 2012
                                                                                                                    Joshua Roman, cello 5                                                      Jennifer Koh, violin 5             Soprano, baritone & Chorus
                                                                            concert full of gorgeous melodies and                                          Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano                                                                            Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                  JeRRY GOlDSMITH                           feisty rhythms that are bound to stir   There’s a lot to love about this                                           brahms’s violin concerto demands   beautiful, divinely inspired music
                                  Fireworks                                 your senses.                                                                   enjoy Finnish favorites and                                                                                  Celebrate the virtuosity of our
                                                                                                                    French-inspired program, from                                              passion and flawless technique     awaits you at Omaha’s own
                                  eDvARD GRIeG                                                                      Ravel’s ballet masterpiece to lalo’s   a piano concerto that’s a           and Grammy-nominated Jennifer      sanctuary of sound—the Holland        musicians with bartók’s Concerto
                                  Symphonic Dances                          DMITRI KAbAlevSKY                       enchanting cello concerto. These       Mozart-lover’s dream: fresh,        Koh has both in spades. Spend a    Center. Fauré’s choral gem takes      for Orchestra. This engaging
                                                                            Overture to Colas breugnon              très chic classics prove why the       exquisite, and fiendishly           luxurious evening enveloped in     the soul to new heights, featuring    favorite gives each section a
                                  JOHANNeS bRAHMS                                                                   French are known for their passion!    difficult! Renowned pianist         the lush sounds of strings!        a host of angelic voices.             chance to shine. With beethoven’s
                                  piano Concerto No. 2 in b-flat Major      AlexANDeR bORODIN                                                              and conductor Kahane pulls                                                                                   lighthearted eighth, it’s a
                                                                            In the Steppes of Central Asia                                                 double duty, bringing dynamic                                                                                not-to-be-missed conclusion
                                                                                                                    ARTHuR HONeGGeR                                                            DARRYl T. KubIAN                   AlAN HOvHANeSS
                                                                            DMITRI SHOSTAKOvICH                     pacific 231                            energy to both bench                Occam’s Razor                      Symphony No. 2,                       to the season!
                                                                            Suite for variety Orchestra No. 1                                              and podium.                                                            “Mysterious Mountain”
                                                                                                                    eDOuARD lAlO                                                               GIACOMO puCCINI                                                          FRANz lISzT
                                                                            SeRGe pROKOFIev                         Cello Concerto in D Minor              JeAN SIbelIuS                       preludio sinfonico                 OTTORINO ReSpIGHI                     Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
                                                                            Symphony No. 5 in b-flat Major                                                 lemminkäinen’s Return from                                             vetrate di chiesa (Church Windows)
                                                                                                                    FRANCIS pOuleNC                                                            pIOTR IlYICH TCHAIKOvSKY                                                 luDWIG vAN beeTHOveN
                                                                                                                    les biches (The Does): Suite           lemminkäinen Suite                  Serenade in C Major for Strings    GAbRIel FAuRé                         Symphony No. 8 in F Major
                                                                                                                                                           WOlFGANG AMADeuS MOzART                                                Requiem
                                                                                                                    MAuRICe RAvel                                                              JOHANNeS bRAHMS                                                          bélA bARTóK
                                                                                                                    Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2          piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major    violin Concerto in D Major                                               Concerto for Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                           JeAN SIbelIuS
                                                                                                                                                           valse triste from Kuolema
                                 Andrew von oeyen
                                                                                                                                                           JeAN SIbelIuS
                                                                                                                                                           Symphony No. 5 in e-flat Major

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                         leann Rimes chRistmas hot! hot! hot! Ronan tynan                                                                                                      the geRshwins:
                         OCTObeR 7-9, 2011
                                      with the                                                        FebRuARY 10-12, 2012                 MARCH 9-11, 2012                    heRe to stay
                         Grammy Award-winning country
                         superstar leAnn Rimes will belt
                         out hit after hit, from “blue” and    DeCeMbeR 16-18, 2011
                                                                                                      February gets fiery with this
                                                                                                      showcase of latin music and
                                                                                                      sizzling choreography, conducted
                                                                                                                                           Get in the St. patrick’s spirit
                                                                                                                                           with Irish tenor Ronan Tynan! His
                                                                                                                                           soaring, powerful vocals, hailed
                                                                                                                                                                               ApRIl 27-29, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                               Timeless and elegant, the music of
                         “How Do I live” to “Can’t Fight                                              and created by victor vanacore.      by The New York Times               George and Ira Gershwin has definite
                         the Moonlight.” expect an             Make memories with the ones            Hear rhythm-rich music from          as “heroic,” and larger-            staying power. Hear favorites like
                         electrifying night out, as this       you love at Omaha’s favorite           bernstein, Gloria estefan, and       than-life stage presence will       “Rhapsody in blue,” “Someone to
                         beauty with the big voice             holiday tradition! beloved             Carlos Santana, while professional   elevate beloved Irish songs         Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm,” and
                         lights up the stage!                  music, broadway stars, local           dancers crank up the heat with       and pop and rock classics.          more, enhanced by pianist Kevin Cole,
                                                               talent, an audience sing-along,        the cha-cha, samba, tango,                                               vocalists, visual media, and even
                                                               and the popular dancing Santas         mambo, and more!                                                         Gershwin family photos.
                                                               create a can’t-miss Christmas
                                                               spectacular bursting with joy
                                                               and excitement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 MAY 18-20, 2012
                                                              H O l I DAY S e A S O N S p O N S O R
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The perfect blend of sparkle and soul,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Radiance will dazzle you with Motown
                                                                                                                                                                                                 classics like “Stop! In the Name of love,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “please Mr. postman,” and “Come See
                                                                                                                                                                                                 About Me.” Add gorgeous harmonies
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and choreography and you’ve got
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the ultimate feel-good show!

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                                  countRy RoaDs: the music of
                                  John DenveR & Dan fogelbeRg
                                  Friday, October 14, 2011
                                  These two troubadours made the world a more beautiful place
                                  with their soaring tenor voices and acoustic guitar-playing.
                                  vocalists join the orchestra for classics like “leaving on a Jet plane,”
                                  “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song,” and “leader of the band.”

                                                                                                                        ,s                               the music of                                             stayin’alive:
                                                                                                             ellis hall
                                                                                                             tRibute to                                  fleetwooDmac                                             a celebRation
                                                                                                             Ray chaRles                                 Saturday, March 31, 2012
                                                                                                                                                         “Don’t Stop,” “Say You love Me,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the ’ s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, May 5, 2012
                                                                                                             Saturday, January 14, 2012                  “landslide,” and “Rhiannon” are just
                                                                                                             Ray Charles’s protégé and friend, ellis                                                              Catch Saturday Night Fever with the
                                                                                                                                                         a few of the gems you’ll hear as we
                                                                                                             Hall, performs his most popular songs:                                                               music of the ‘70s. Symptoms may include
                                                                                                                                                         salute Fleetwood Mac, one of the
                                                                                                             “Georgia on my Mind,” “Hit the Road                                                                  dancing in the aisles and singing along!
                                                                                                                                                         world’s most successful rock groups.
                                                                                                             Jack,” “unchain My Heart,” and more.                                                                 boogie down to the decade’s best songs
                                                                                                                                                         Rock band Jeans ‘n Classics joins the
                                                                                                             Gifted with a soulful Southern voice,                                                                from artists like Chicago, earth, Wind & Fire,
                                                                                                                                                         orchestra for this feel-good hit parade!
                                                                                                             Hall’s poignant renditions will lift your                                                            Stevie Wonder, and The eagles.
                                                                                                             spirit and warm your heart.

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                                             MeDIA SpONSOR                                       winD seRenaDe                          Double take                         the tRanscRibeR's aRt souveniR                                           kaleiDoscoPe                    gifts fRom
                                                                                                 OCTObeR 1, 2011
                                                                                                 Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                                                                                                                        NOveMbeR 19, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                                                                                                                                                            JANuARY 7, 2012       De floRence
                                                                                                                                                                            James Feddeck, conductor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MARCH 24, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thomas Wilkins, conductor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the sea
                                                                                                 Will Clifton, bass 5                   James Compton, bassoon 5            Carmelo Galante, clarinet 5               FebRuARY 4, 2012               Craig Fuller, tuba 5            MAY 26, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ernest Richardson, conductor                                   ernest Richardson, conductor
                                                                                                 be serenaded by one of the             You’ll have twice as many chances   The sincerest form of musical flattery,                                  enjoy a vibrant palette of
                                                                                                 most beloved works in the              to be entertained with double       transcribers recreate piano and small     escape to Italy with lush      orchestral colors from          Set sail with three diverse
                                                                                                 wind repertoire! Relish the            shots of three composers and        ensemble pieces for the full orchestra.   pieces from Rota and Wolf      Stravinsky, piston, and         composers who were all
                                                                                                 rare treat of a bass concerto          one immensely talented              Marvel at masters who have done it        that evoke the country’s       Hendrix. Soloist Craig Fuller   inspired by the sea. Then
                                                                                                 and Mendelssohn’s charmingly           bassoonist. expect a program        with grace and flair!                     spirit and romance and         shines with a lyrical tuba      batten down the hatches
                                                                                                 youthful First Symphony.               packed with personality!                                                      Tchaikovsky’s famous           concerto that highlights        for Schubert’s stormy
                                                                                                                                                                            eDvARD GRIeG                              memories of Florence.          his impressive range and        “Tragic” Symphony.
                                                                                                 ANTONíN DvORáK                         MICHAel DAuGHeRTY                   Holberg Suite                                                            technique.
                                                                                                 Serenade in D Minor                    Flamingo                                                                      JOHANN SebASTIAN bACH                                          FelIx MeNDelSSOHN
                                                                                                                                                                            GIOACCHINO ROSSINI                        Orchestral Suite No. 1         WAlTeR pISTON                   The Hebrides, “Fingal’s Cave”
                                                                                                 DAve ANDeRSON                          RObeRT SCHuMANN                     Arr. Jost Michaels                        in C Major                     Sinfonietta
                                                                                                 Concerto for bass, Strings, and Harp   Overture, Scherzo, and Finale       Introduction, Theme, and variations                                                                      TORu TAKeMITSu
                                                                                                                                                                            for Clarinet and Orchestra                NINO ROTA                      eRIC eWAzeN                     Archipelago S.
                                                                                                 FelIx MeNDelSSOHN                      CARl MARIA vON WebeR                                                          Romeo & Juliet:                Concerto for Tuba
                                                                                                 Symphony No. 1 in C Minor              Andante and Hungarian Rondo         ANDRé GRéTRY                                                                                             JACqueS IbeRT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Renaissance Timepiece        and Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                            Trans. Felix Mottl                                                                                       Symphonie marine
                                                                                                                                        MICHAel DAuGHeRTY                                                             HuGO WOlF                      GeORGe WAlKeR
                                                                                                                                                                            Cephale et procris: ballet Music                                                                         FRANz SCHubeRT
                                                                                                                                        Dead elvis                                                                    Italian Serenade               lyric for Strings
                                                                                                                                                                            ASTOR pIAzzOllA                                                                                          Symphony No. 4 in
                                                                                                                                        RObeRT SCHuMANN                                                               pIOTR IlYICH TCHAIKOvSKY       JIMI HeNDRIx                    C Minor, “Tragic”
                                                                                                                                        Träumerei                                                                     Souvenir de Florence           purple Haze
                                                                                                                                                                            ClAuDe DebuSSY
                                                                                                                                        CARl MARIA vON WebeR                                                                                         IGOR STRAvINSKY
                                                                                                                                                                            Trans. Henri büsser
                                                                                                                                        Symphony No. 1 in C Major                                                                                    Danses concertantes
                                                                                                                                                                            petite suite

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                                                                                                                                                             Film with Orchestra

                                 with oRchestRa                                   mysteRioso
                                 October 29, 2011                                 magic, music, mayhem                          & miRth
                                 benjamin Wallfisch, conductor

                                 Alfred Hitchcock once said, “33% of the
                                                                                  January 21, 2012
                                                                                  ernest Richardson, conductor                                            the wizaRD of oz with oRchestRa
                                 effect of psycho was due to the music.” Join                                                                             April 14, 2012
                                                                                  “Wow!” and “How did they do that?” You’re bound to say both
                                 us Halloween weekend as we present the                                                                                   ernest Richardson, conductor                                                  vID eO S p ONSOR
                                                                                  at this spectacular show that mixes magic, music, and mayhem.
                                 full-length film with its spine-tingling score
                                                                                  With an illusionist, magic duo, a comedian, and two quick-change        Follow the Yellow brick Road to the Holland Center for
                                 performed live. We dare you to keep your
                                                                                                artists, this concert is packed with fun and surprises.   The Wizard of Oz as you’ve never experienced it before!
                                 eyes open during the shower scene!
                                                                                                                                                          live, lush orchestration adds fresh sparkle to the original
                                                                                                                                                          vocals and brilliantly remastered footage. A timeless
                                                                                                                                                          treat for the whole family!

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                                                                                                                                                                                               ** valid toward tickets purchased after August 31, 2011 only

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                                 Family                    SundayS at 2 PM
                                                           Holland Center
                                                           lobby aCtivitieS begin at 1:15 PM
                                                                                                                               ADULT: $32 for 4 concerts
                                                                                                                               CHILD: $24 for 4 concerts
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                                                                                                                        thRill of the oRchestRa                                        the amazing music machine
                                                                                                                        January 22, 2012                                               February 26, 2012
                                                                                                                        Hold on tight as Maestro Wilkins and the orchestra take        A zany professor needs your help collecting sounds from the
                                                                                                                        you for a musical thrill ride! Hearts and imaginations will    symphony for his music machine! part theater and part concert,
                                                                                                                        soar as we explore music’s ability to inspire and excite us.   this interactive experience highlights the different instruments
                                                       symPhony sPooktaculaR
                                 Photo by John Kubat
                                                                                                                        expect the unexpected at this engaging show bound to           of the orchestra and how they make their special sounds.
                                                                                                                        have you on the edge of your seat.
                                                       October 30, 2011
                                                       Keith West, magician 5
                                                       Thrilling magic and music make this the perfect
                                                       Halloween concert for the whole family!
                                                       Come in costume and come early for games, crafts,
                                                       and our hands-on instrument petting zoo.

                                                                                                  COme ea
                                                                                                    FOr the
                                                                                                                        caRtoon classics
                                                                                                    Fun   lObby
                                                                                                                        April 22, 2012
                                                                                                                        Kids of all ages will love this celebration
                                                                                                                        of animation! Music from animated classics
                                                                                                         aCtivitie      — from Disney movies to looney Tunes
                                                                                                                        cartoons — is brought to life by local swing
                                                                                                                        choirs, dancers, and the orchestra.
                                                                                                                        Don’t forget to dress up as your
                                                                                                                        favorite animated character! 4
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                                                             The new ensemble Series puts                        Saturday, December 17 at 2 pM & 8 pM
                                                             Omaha Symphony orchestra members                                                                                      Photos by
                                                             in the spotlight, showcasing their                   Sunday, December 18 at 2 pM & 7 pM
                                                                                                                                                                                  John Kubat
                                                             talents through chamber repertoire.                             Holland Center
                                                             Taking music out of the concert
                                                             hall and into the community, this
                                                             series aims to connect the audience
                                                             to individual musicians in a more
                                                             close-knit, casual way. Small
                                                             ensembles, exciting repertoire,
                                                             and a more intimate performance
                                                             space ensure a one-of-a-kind
                                                             concert experience!

                                          ensemble Series Concert Dates:
                                          January 15, 2012                                                                                                          peRFOR
                                          March 18, 2012
                                          May 13, 2012

                                          Note: The concert programming will
                                          be announced at a later date.

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                                                                Special Concerts are only available
                                                                 to 2011/12 season subscribers!*

                                                                                                                    Saturday, May 12, 2012 ✴ 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                           Holland Center
                                                                                                                             David Hill, conductor

                                                                                                                      experience the best of baroque with
                                                                                                                     popular favorites like bach’s exquisite
                                                                                                                        brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and
                                                                                                                   pachelbel’s classic Canon in D, culminating
                                                                                                                       in Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music.
                                                                                                                          Don’t miss a regal evening of
                                                                                                                          music fit for a king or queen!

                                                                                                                            GeORGe FRIDeRIC HANDel
                                                                                                                      Suite No. 1 in F Major from Water Music

                   March                                                                                                   JOHANN SebASTIAN bACH
                 Richard   30, 2012                                                                                   brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major
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                                                                                                                             Royal Fireworks Music

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Se PteMber 2011                                   oCtober 2011                                            nove Mber 2011
S        M     T     W    T      F      S             S        M     T     W     T     F        S         S        M     T     W       T     F      S
                           1     2      3                                                       1                         1     2      3     4      5
4         5     6     7    8     9     10         2             3     4     5     6     7      8           6        7    8      9     10    11     12
11       12    13    14   15    16     17         9            10    11    12    13    14      15         13       14    15    16     17    18     19
18       19    20    21   22    23     24         16           17    18    19    20    21      22         20       21    22    23     24    25     26
25       26    27    28   29    30                23/30 24/31        25    26    27    28      29         27       28    29    30
23, 24        piano Romance                  1                 Wind Serenade                              11, 12        Daphnis & Chloé
                                             7-9               leAnn Rimes                                19            Double Take
                                             14                The Music of John Denver & Dan Fogelberg
                                             21, 22            prokofiev’s Fifth
                                             29                psycho with Orchestra
                                             30                Symphony Spooktacular

deCeMber 2011                                    January 2012                                             February 2012
S        M     T    W     T      F      S         S        M         T    W     T      F        S         S        M     T     W      T      F      S
                           1     2      3        1          2        3     4     5     6        7                               1      2     3      4
4         5     6    7    8      9     10        8          9       10    11    12    13       14          5        6    7     8      9     10     11
11       12    13   14    15    16     17        15        16       17    18    19    20       21         12       13   14     15     16    17     18
18       19    20   21    22    23     24        22        23       24    25    26    27       28         19       20   21     22     23    24     25
25       26    27   28    29    30     31        29        30       31                                    26       27   28     29

16-18         Christmas with the Symphony         7                 The Transcriber’s Art                 4             Souvenir de Florence
                                                  14                The Music of Ray Charles              10-12         Hot! Hot! Hot!
                                                  15                ensemble Series Concert               26            The Amazing Music Machine
                                                  21                Mysterioso
                                                  22                Thrill of the Orchestra
                                                  27, 28            Mozart & Sibelius

MarCH 2012                                        aPril 2012                                              May 2012
 S       M     T     W     T     F      S          S           M      T    W     T      F       S         S        M     T     W       T      F     S
                            1    2      3         1             2     3     4     5     6       7                         1     2      3      4     5
4         5     6     7    8     9     10         8             9    10    11    12    13      14         6         7     8    9      10     11    12
11       12    13    14    15   16     17         15           16    17    18    19    20      21         13       14    15    16     17     18    19
18       19    20    21    22   23     24         22           23    24    25    26    27      28         20       21    22    23     24     25    26
25       26    27    28    29   30     31         29           30                                         27       28    29    30     31
2, 3          Soaring Strings                         14            The Wizard of Oz with Orchestra       5             Stayin’ Alive: A Celebration of the ‘70s
9-11          Ronan Tynan                             20, 21        Sacred voices                         12            baroque Fireworks
18            ensemble Series Concert                 22            Cartoon Classics                      13            ensemble Series Concert
24            Kaleidoscope                            27-29         The Gershwins: Here to Stay           18-20         Radiance
30            Hooray for Hollywood                                                                        26            Gifts from the Sea
31            The Music of Fleetwood Mac

                                            Dates, times, artists, and programs
June 2012                                   are subject to change.
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3         4     5    6     7    8       9
10       11    12   13    14    15     16
17       18    19   20    21    22     23
24       25    26   27    28    29     30
8, 9          Concerto for Orchestra

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