The UNC Charlotte Music Department is presenting two free concerts in November.
Orchestra: Prayer for Peace
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon Street
The UNC Charlotte Orchestra, under the direction of Jonathan Govias, presents Prayer for Peace: A Symphonic Remembrance of War, Holocaust, and Hope. The concert features cellist Cicely Parnas and narrator Jay Morong. This event is FREE and takes place in the Booth Playhouse at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in uptown Charlotte.
- Heroic Elegy, by Ernest Farrar, who died in 1918 in the Battle Epehy
- Elegy for Anne Frank, by Lukas Foss
- On the Banks of Green Willow, by George Butterworth, who died in 1916 in the Battle of the Somme
- D’un soir triste, by Lili Boulanger, who died in 1918 of illness in Paris when city was under bombardment
- Notre Seigneur en Pauvre, by Sir Ernest MacMillan, a Canadian civilian interned in Germany during WWI
- Bestemming: Concerto for Narrator, Cello and Orchestra, by Sharon Farber (b. 1968), a setting of texts by Curt Lowens, the Dutch hero of the Holocaust
For Heroes Proved: A Veterans Day Concert
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Free (charge for parking)
The UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble is joined by the University Chorale and the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band for a Veterans Day Concert, For Heroes Proved. Performed on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the multi-media concert features patriotic music and video from the marching band’s summer performances at World War II sites in Normandy, France.