The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra along with a 100+ voice choir performs A Civil War Portrait conducted by Luke Frazier at GMU Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 11. The concert takes place in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
Conductor Luke Frazier directs the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra in an original pops concert entitled A Civil War Portrait on Saturday, April 11 at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. A Civil War Portrait guides the audience through the major campaigns of the Civil War through music, narration, and carefully-curated photographs and features music of the era. The program includes works by Stephen Foster, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, as well as popular Civil War era folksongs like Danny Boy and Annie Laurie and Shenandoah performed by the FSO and more than 100 singers from around the DC Metropolitan area including members of the National Broadway Chorus, the Reston Chorale, the Loudoun Chorale, the Vienna Choral Society, the World Bank Chorus, and the Arlington Children's Chorus. Fox 5 Morning News Anchor Allison Seymour will narrate the concert. Prior to the performance Frazier will host a pre-concert discussion at 7 pm open to all ticket holders.
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