This season for
the Legionaires brings about a whole new change for the organization. Many
things were done regarding staff and organizational leaders to ensure a
more successful season. Along with the changes in staff, there is also
a change in the style that the corps represents. With the highly unsuccessfull
show of "Phantom of the Opera" last season, a change was needed. This year
the Legionaires put on the field the works of three of the most recognised
modernist composers. The show title is "Apocalypse's Destiny" and includes
works by Richard Strauss, Jean Sibelus, and Arnold Schoenburg. The
Strauss work is from his convulsive and apocalyptic "Elektra." Sibelus's
terse, elliptical "Symphony #4" is included in the program to convey the
emotional power in the idea of Apocalypse. To close out this the most dramatic
of shows is Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire," which might be described
as a sort of cabaret music for extra terrestrials.
I would personally like to wish the best of luck to all of the competing VCL corps in this upcoming 4th season.
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