The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera continues its commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial by presenting a Barnett & Company Masterworks concert featuring American composers and capped off with Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by city of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. The concert will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre.
Music Director Kayoko Dan has chosen three of Samuel Barber’s works; the overture to The School for Scandal, his popular and pensive Adagio for Strings, and his Essay No. 1 for Orchestra. Modern composer John Adams’ work, The Chairman Dances, is also featured. Concluding the concert is Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, a work completed in 1942 as a commissioned musical portrait of an eminent American. Mayor Berke will narrate excerpts from some of Lincoln’s greatest documents, including the Gettysburg Address. The piece will be accompanied by photochoreography created by James Westwater, titled The Eternal Struggle.
Single tickets to Lincoln Portrait are on sale now and start at $19, while supplies last. Tickets are available online at www.chattanoogasymphony.org, by calling 267-8583 or in person at 701 Broad St. in the Tivoli Center. The concert is sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Company.