January 8, 2022 – The Symphony of the Hills presents their annual Pops concert, Outlaws and Heroes, welcoming the New Year with a musical exploration of the universal drive to seek new frontiers, on Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m.
This musical program brings to life the dramatic scenery and action of frontier living in America and around the world. The concert opens with the film score to How the West Was Won by Alfred Newman, who earned 45 Academy Award nominations. Next is Aaron Copland’s familiar Ballet Suite from Billy the Kid.
Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture The Hebrides focuses on the frontier found at the Western Isles of Scotland.
Women composers such as America’s Gwyneth Walker opened other frontiers, here with her orchestral work Open the Door, an intriguing and energetic piece about access for underrepresented composers.
The evening ends with a piece familiar to everyone who grew up in the 1960s, the theme song to the Sci-Fi Western television series The Wild Wild West.
Alfred Newman – Main Title from “How the West Was Won”
Aaron Copland – Ballet Suite from “Billy the Kid”
Felix Mendelssohn – Overture “The Hebrides”
Gwyneth Walker – Open the Door
Markewitz, Arr. Phillipe – “The Wild, Wild West”
Arr. Calvin Custer – The American Frontier