Three Fanfares


Three Fanfares was created for the closing ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympics hosted in Lake Placid, New York. The piece begins as John Curry skids into the rink with a hockey slide, spraying ice before he stops in the center. More aggressive than its predecessor After All, Three Fanfares demonstrates Curry’s talent and discipline with a bold attack. The piece closes with a choreographed cool-down composited of movements that Curry would normally do after practice.


  • Curry in rehearsal. ©Jane Condon


An excerpt of John Curry in performance.
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Music Program:

1. Richard Strauss

2. Jeremiah Clarke

3. Aaron Copeland: Fanfare For The Common Man - 1942

Audio Sample: 

Fanfare for the Common Man
Composed by Aaron Copeland