Saturday, March 7, 2020,
Lorimer Chapel / Main Chapel

(An Energy/Exhaustion Humanities Theme Event)
The Journey to America alternates between energy and exhaustion, between dramatic and sublime. The program begins with a pair of works by American masters Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland. Barber’s sometimes ethereal, sometimes anguished Adagio for Strings becomes even more powerful when played after Copland’s dramatic Fanfare for the Common Man. Rounding out the first half of the program will be Copland’s Lincoln Portrait with special guest Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, as narrator. The program will conclude in Austria with Beethoven’s electrifying, epochal Fifth Symphony. Shuttle service will be available from the Eustis parking lot beginning at 7pm and immediately after the performance.

Public event