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  Print Print this event   Add to calendarhttp://14-03-2013 19:30:0014-03-2013 22:00:0015VCU SymphonyVCU SymphonySingleton Center for the Performing Arts - Sonia Vlahcevic Concert HallVCU Music Box Officemusictix@vcu.eduDD/MM/YYYY
Date and Time   Thursday, March 14, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location   Singleton Center for the Performing Arts - Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall,   Monroe Park Campus
Sponsor(s)   Arts:Music
Audience   All
Description   The VCU Symphony, directed by Daniel Myssyk, performs an epic program of symphonic choral works. Joined by the VCU Commonwealth Singers (Rebecca Tyree, director) and augmented by the Williamsburg Choral Guild (Jay Beville, director), the Symphony will perform VCU student Allen Wittig?s "Crisis of a Country -- A U.S. Civil War Musical Retrospective".This 21-minute piece, narrated by American Civil War Center President Christy Coleman, encapsulates the events of the Civil War through the Battle of Gettysburg from the perspectives of the Union, the Confederacy, and the enslaved African-American population.

The concert will also feature Haydn's "Missa in Angustiis" (also known as the Lord Nelson Mass") and will feature the VCU Choral Arts Society (Rebecca Tyree, director) as well as soloists Lisa Edwards-Burrs, soprano; Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano; and James Smith-Parham, bass.

The program also includes Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije, whose colorful orchestration tells a humorous and satirical story based on his first effort at film music in the 1930s.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 on the day of the performance; free for VCU students with ID. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the box office or going online to

  VCU Music Box Office

  Curt Blankenship

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