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Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: A Symphony of Songs!

Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: A Symphony of Songs

Watch Lubbock Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro David Cho with guest vocalist Hannah Jackson perform the fantastic DEBUT of “Fire in the Water,  Earth in the Air: A Symphony of Songs” composed by D.J. Sparr, lyrics by D.J. Sparr and Christopher J. Oglesby, inspired by the book by Christopher J. Oglesby. (video time-stamp will begin at 46:50/2:50:15)

This new symphonic performance, our “Ode to Love and Happiness“, is followed by Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, his glorious “Ode to Joy.

press & photos (including lyrics & program notes)

News video – “Lubbock Symphony Orchestra opens 75th season inspired by Christopher J.Oglesby’s book” :
KCBD News Story by Kase Wilbanks

And some good follow-up press by Stacy Keith
of Lubbock Cultural Art Foundation HERE

From the program notes:

Buy The Book Here!

The author will sign & personalize your copy of the book, if you purchase


Books by Chris Oglesby
“Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air” by C.J. Oglesby

Photos from the Debut & After-Party at Grey Edges

Educational Video

I am very thrilled that our music is part of this first-ever public educational video for elementary school students in Lubbock and beyond. Learn & enjoy!