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Those Who Served

The DSO honors veterans with a special Veterans Day program

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Those Who Served
Five Flags Theater
November 11, 2023
Saturday 7:30pm
Tickets from $20
Those Who Served
Five Flags Theater
November 12, 2023
Sunday 2:00pm
Tickets from $20

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The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra honors veterans with a special program Veteran’s Day weekend. Copland’s inspiring Fanfare for the Common Man, written during WWII in honor of our troops, begins our musical tribute, followed by Joan Tower’s exciting Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.

The Dubuque Chorale is featured in two stirring selections about freedom and the costs of protecting it. Some DSO audiences will remember the last time we performed the beautiful and haunting “Hymn to the Fallen” with wordless chorus and orchestra: it will give you goosebumps.

Copland’s portrait of Abraham Lincoln includes not only stirring narration but also some of his most powerful and heartfelt music.

Duke Ellington’s jazzy suite from “The River” rounds out this All-American program.


  • Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No.1 Joan Tower
  • Canticle of Freedom - feat. Dubuque Chorale Aaron Copland
  • Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan - feat. Dubuque Chorale John Williams
  • Lincoln Portrait Aaron Copland
  • Selections from "The River" Duke Ellington

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