Twelve year old Samuel Vaughan’s composition, “The Sacrifice of the Primes,” is based off of the final chapter of the Covenant of Primus, a Transformers novel. The snare drum is used as a pickaxe throughout the first section, haunting Megatron, who was forced to work in the mines, a fate which caused him to start the Decepticons. The second and third sections introduce the Autobots, who retaliate against the Decepticons, causing a great battle. As the battle slowly ends, the final section begins, showing a ravaged planet. Sadly, Optimus Prime sees only one way to repair the planet, by sacrificing himself. Therefore, he rises up and jets into the air, diving into the well of the AllSpark, never to emerge, joining his fellow Primes who previously sacrificed themselves for the greater good. The glockenspiel signifies the tears shed by the Autobots for their fallen comrades and Optimus Prime.
Samuel’s first full orchestral piece, “The Sacrifice of the Primes, was performed at the age of eleven in May of 2017 by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as part of the Young Composers Project under Ilona Vukovic-Gay. He enjoys musical composition and plans to continue, his goal being to compose full length symphonies one day in the near future.
“The Sacrifice of the Primes” will be performed by the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra on January 13th at the Winter Concert, “Music & Movies”.
Only a few more weeks to get your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three great prizes! The grand prize is a 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum edition. Second prize is Two round-trip, first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world! Third prize is $5,000 in cash! All ticket stubs must be turned in to the Sierra Vista Symphony office by December 1st so that they can be tuned in to Tucson before the drawing held on December 14th.
With your $25 contribution (or 5 tickets for $100) you could win a 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum or one of the two other great prizes! The best part is that 100% of your contribution will support the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra.
See one of our board members for tickets or contact the Sierra Vista Symphony Office for details.
Tickets to the Fall Concert are on sale now at Safeway, Dillard’s, Oscar Yrun Community Center, and the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce.
General Admission: $25.00
Reserved Section: $30.00
Families with Children: $30.00
Students with ID: $10.00
Children under 14 get in free with a paying adult
The Sierra Vista Symphony Association Presents
Music at Twilight
Performed by Toru Tagawa and Johanna Lundy
Saturday, August 19, 2017
gates open at 6:00 pm
$20.00 per person
all proceeds benefit the Sierra Vista Symphony Association
Duo by Pablo Llamazares Fantasy Pieces by Jay Vosk
Adagio and Fugue from Violin Sonata No.1 by J.S. Bach
Night Storm by Dan Coleman
Partita No.2 in D minor by J.S. Bach
Duet in A major K331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bring your favorite lawn chair for this outdoor performance at the home of
Cal & Mary Downey.
2243 E Sapling Lane
Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
BYOB, Light refreshments will be provided
Call 520-458-5189 for more information