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Akron Symphony: The Passion of John Brown
Seeded by akronsymphony on 18 May 2011
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Author: AkronSymphony
The Akron Symphony Orchestra (ASO), under the direction of Maestro Christopher Wilkins, joins a host of community partners to mark the 150th anniversary of the raid on Harpers Ferry with The Passion of John Brown on Saturday, October 17 at The University of Akrons E.J. Thomas Hall at 8:00 PM. The concert will feature the premiere performance of The Passion of John Brown—a new work by Malone University Professor Jesse Ayers—and a musical setting of lines from Stephen Vincent Benéts epic poem John Browns Body by composer Kevin Puts; both works will be narrated by WEWS news anchor Leon Bibb. The concert will also include Aaron Coplands Fanfare for the Common Man, Samuel Barbers Adagio for Strings, and close with Beethovens Symphony No. 3 (Eroica).