UT Symphony Orchestra Brings THE WORLD AT WAR to Bass Concert Hall Tonight

Texas Performing Arts presents an evening of reflection and renewal as The World at War commemorates both the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II through music, images, and words. The concert is set for tonight, December 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall.

The UT Symphony Orchestra will perform repertoire that includes a Texas Performing Arts commissioned work by faculty composer Donald Grantham. This orchestral setting of Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" was originally written by Grantham for baritone and piano and will feature UT faculty baritone David Small. The orchestra will also perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, written at the start of World War II.

The World at War will feature projections commissioned by Texas Performing Arts and designed specifically for this performance, and the Bass Concert Hall lobbies will showcase an exhibition of World War I photos.

In addition to $10 tickets for primary, secondary, or college students, Texas Performing Arts is now offering a limited number of $12 tickets to active and retired military personnel for all 2014-2015 season performances (excludes Broadway and special engagements).

For more information on this performance, visit texasperformingarts.org/season/world-at-war-ut-symphony-orchestra-austin.

CAMPUS & COMMUNITUTY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS:

WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT

Presented by the Briscoe Center for American History

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

November 7 - February 6, 2015

Bass Concert Hall, 4th floor

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 11:00am - 2:00pm

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK AND EXHIBIT WALKTHROUGH

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Bass Concert Hall Lobby

Benjamin Wright, Public Affairs Officer, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Photo Credit: Daniel Cavazos



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