12/3/2014 | Wednesday | 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
2350 Robert Dedman Dr
Join us for 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 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 our lobbies will showcase an exhibition of World War I photos.
“The initial, stirring blast of power and the intricate, sinewy passages proved the talents of the young [UT Symphony] Orchestra.” – Austin Chronicle
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