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Event Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:00 pm

Robin Young In Copland's ‘Lincoln Portrait’


robinRobin Young, co-host of Here & Now on WBUR and NPR, makes a special appearance with the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline and the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, March 15 and 16 at All Saints Parish in Brookline, Mass.

In “American Stories,” the chorus and orchestra present a program of compelling works inspired by vivid chapters in American history. In addition to Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,” which Robin will narrate, the concerts include Charles Ives’ “Circus Band,” selections from the Flaherty/Ahrens musical “Ragtime” and David Conte’s reflection on the murder of Matthew Shepard, “Elegy for Matthew,” among others. Lisa Graham conducts.

The concerts take place at All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St., Brookline, on Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m. For complete information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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  • Mark

    I attended this event (American Stories) on Saturday and found it
    exceptionally profound and emotionally rewarding. The chorus and
    orchestra performed admirably,
    and Robin Young’s reading of Copeland’s Lincoln Portrait was
    eloquent (I listen to this piece a couple of times a month and it
    always gets me choked up!).
    But… the fanfare belongs to Lisa Graham! I have never seen a conductor so committed, cohesive and joyful in a performance. She was exuberant and physically dynamic in her movements and queuing expressions. Ms.Graham brought out the best and finest in the performers and did the work proud. This event was a great thing – for those performing, those listening and for America. My thanks to all
    who made it possible! ME 3/17/2014

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