Three Fanfares

Three Fanfares
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid Olympic Committee

Dance sections

I. Strauss

II. Clarke

III. Copeland

Other program information

Premiered in the closing ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

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.

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    Curry in rehearsal. ©Jane Condon
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Full music program

1. Richard Strauss

2. Jeremiah Clarke

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

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Fanfare for the Common Man
Composed by Aaron Copeland