overture : Definition, Usages, News and More

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oh ver cher

  • n  orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  • n  something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    drinks were the overture to dinner
  • n  a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

  • A baton whisked into the air last week, cut a circle or two to release the sombre sounds of Schumann's Manfred overture and in Manhattan an important audience settled itself.
  • Simultaneously last week in Boston and in Philadelphia batons flicked into the air, releasing the music that marked the overture to the 1936-37 season.
  • His orchestral pieces were: the overture of The Secret of Suzanne, Ballet Suite from Sylvia, the Nutcracker Suite, the Blue Danube Waltz.
News & Articles

  • New EDC System from Forte Offers Affordable Sophistication
    Forte Research Systems announced their newest product, an EDC system catering to researchers with tight budgets and a desire to get started quickly. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/forte/overture-edc/prweb10843655.htm
    June 18, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Bach Dancing 'amp; Dynamite Society starts summer 2013 with a bang
    Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society presented âFollow Suitâ from its Deuces Are Wild series on Friday Night at Overture Center's Playhouse. This diverse program began with lighthearted commentary about the group's mission. Then colorfully dressed performers commanded the stage, displaying an impressive array of rich, jewel-toned pieces.
    June 15, 2013 - Isthmus
  • Extra weeks of Broadway boost Overture's 2012-13 sales
    Jersey Boysand "Wicked" made 2012-13 Overture Center's biggest season yet.
    June 14, 2013 - The Capital Times

  • Nancy Pelosi in Forbes
    We'll take one step at a time. And, again, we'll maintain our bipartisanship and our fiscal soundness,Pelosi said. "And we'll talk to the president at the right time, when he makes an overture to do so, but not an overture that says, 'This...
  • Barry Goldwater in StreetInsider.com (subscription)
    The signing of this agreement is a significant commitment by Overture to support the future of digital cinema,said Chuck Goldwater, President of AccessIT's Media Service Division. "We are proud of our growing partnership with the entire...
  • Flynt Leverett in Reuters
    Speaking at a conference on Capitol Hill, Leverett said he was confident it was seen by Rice and then-Secretary of State Colin Powell but "the administration rejected the overture."

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