The UT Symphony Orchestra performing
Photo by Daniel Cavazos

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$32.00 - $40.00

The World at War
The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra
Gerhardt Zimmermann, conductor
David Small, baritone

Presented in partnership with Austin Public Library – Austin History Center, Briscoe Center for American History, and the Butler School of Music

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The War Prayer (text by Mark Twain) Donald Grantham
Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 Dmitri Shostakovich

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


World War I Exhibit
presented by the Briscoe Center for American History
November 7, 2014 – February 6, 2015
Bass Concert Hall 4th Floor
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free Admission

Pre-Performance Talk and Exhibit Walkthrough
Wednesday, December 3 | 7:00 – 7:30 pm | Bass Concert Hall Lobby
Benjamin Wright, Public Affairs Officer, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

World at War Pre-PerformanceTalk and Walkthrough with Ben Wright from Texas Performing Arts on Vimeo.

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