WESTBOROUGH — The third program of Symphony Pro Musica’s 35th anniversary season, “Remembrances,” will commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI’s end at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St., and at 3:30 p.m. March 18 at the Mill Pond School, 6 Olde Hickory Path, Westborough.

Pre-concert talks begin 45 minutes prior to the concert’s start.

Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin’s four movements are each dedicated to a friend and colleague who had died in WWI. Although the subject matter seems somber, the piece itself is not.

The program also includes “The Banks of Green Willow” by George Butterworth, composed in 1913. This idyllic short work is based on a folk ballad bearing the same name that tells a very sad tale of young romance. Butterworth’s career was cut tragically short when he was killed in WWI at the battle of Somme.

George Tomlinson Griffes, an American composer from Elmira, New York, is known as the American Debussy, coming under the direct influence of the French impressionists while studying in Berlin until the onset of WWI. Griffes’ 1918 “Poem for Flute and Orchestra” is one of his most famous and often-performed works. Juilliard-trained SPM principal flutist Michael Horowitz is the featured soloist.

“Symphony No. 5” by Carl Nielsen, composed between 1920 and 1922, depicts the battle between order and chaos. The snare drummer’s job is to attempt to interrupt the orchestra, as if to destroy the music.

For information: http://symphonypromusica.org; 978-562-0939.