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Maestro Robert Moody begins and ends the concert with music inspired by Cervantes’ Don Quixote.  An orchestra medley from Broadway’s Man of La Mancha starts the program, while Richard Strauss’s tone poem (cellist Zuill Bailey) concludes the journey of the knight errant’s would-be heroic tale.  In between, the Festival Orchestra performs masterworks showcasing traditional Spanish dances—Ravel’s scintillating Rhapsodie Espagnol and excerpts from Manuel de Falla’s exhilarating Three-Cornered Hat.  

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