Saturday, December 31, 2016

Victor Herbert's Auditorium Festival March

Auditorium Festival March is an orchestral piece composed by Victor Herbert in 1901. Named for Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, it is sometimes referred to simply as Festival March. Herbert wrote it for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which he hoped to take to the Auditorium Theatre. The score includes a familiar auld theme.

Victor Herbert, Auditorium Festival March
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Keith Brion, conductor
Naxos, 2000

Auditorium Theatre interior view, Chicago, 1914 postcard

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