Former Gov. Deval Patrick to Narrate Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” at Orchestra of Indian Hill Concert Feb. 21
The legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, Black history month, and music of the Civil War are in the spotlight at Indian Hill this month, with concerts by the Orchestra of Indian Hill and our Music School faculty vocalists as well as a “Discovery Lecture” highlighting Civil War town bands.
The events begin on Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm with “American Voices,” an Indian Hill Faculty Showcase concert at 36 King Street, Littleton. Come experience the emotional power and evocative stories of traditional spirituals, Civil War songs, and music inspired by the Civil Rights movement. Four Indian Hill vocalists – Martha Warren, Charlotte Russell, Mary Crowe, and Suzanne Buell — will offer a wide variety of music, including spirituals by Moses Hogan, songs of Stephen Foster, gospel tunes, and selections made famous by Odetta, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.
Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 pm, uncover the history of New England’s town bands during the Civil War at our Discovery Lecture with music historian and St. Paul’s School faculty Susan K. Kinne. The presentation also includes music played on the Westford Museum’s Civil War era reed organ. The lecture takes place at the Westford Historical Society & Museum, 2 Boston Road, Westford.
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This program is in collaboration with the Westford Historical Society & Museum, and is supported in part by a grant from the Westford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 pm, special guest Former Gov. Deval Patrick will narrate Copland’s classic Lincoln Portrait with the Orchestra of Indian Hill at Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, 56 King Street, Littleton. Under the baton of Maestro Bruce Hangen, the concert will also feature a suite from John Williams’s score for the 2012 epic film Lincoln, and works by two African-American composers: William Grant Still (Poem for Orchestra) and Hale Smith (Four Spirituals) sung by New York-based soprano Kristin Renee Young.
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