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Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight
May 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $25
Presented By: Salisbury Singers
In 2009, a series of unpublished works by the composer Florence Price (1887-1953) were discovered in an abandoned house in Illinois.
Salisbury Singers brings to life one of these works, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, composed by the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. The text of this piece describes the restless ghost of Abraham Lincoln pacing the streets and reflecting on the state of America in the lead-up to World War I.
This event is being held in the Curtiss Performance Hall at Tsotsis Family Academic Center at Assumption College.
Salisbury Singers will explore a series of texts and musical reflections from the period around World War I with poetry by Langston Hughes, Christina Rossetti, Vachel Lindsay, William Henry Davies and others, set to music by Rosephanye Powell, Nathaniel Dett, Marques Garrett, Ralph Vaughan Williams and more.
Brad Dumont, Music Director
William Goliger, Assistant Conductor
William Ness, Piano
Tickets $25 for Adults, $12-20 for Students – purchase tickets at salsisburysingers.eventbrite.com.