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Beethoven & Blue Jeans: Poetry, Prose & Verse

Saturday, January 15, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saenger Theatre, Pensacola


BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 1
PICKER - Old and Lost Rivers
BARBER - Knoxville: Summer of 1915
               Halley Gilbert, Soprano
WALKER - Lyric for Strings
BERNSTEIN - Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

Whether you dress up or dress down, join us for this annual celebration of Beethoven, anchored by the composer’s First Symphony. We will also explore the pairing of music with poetry and verse in a program curated in partnership with Northwest Florida’s former Poet Laureate. Poets Jamey Jones and Charles McCaskill will read their poems aloud as the orchestra performs musical selections from George Walker and Tobias Picker. Soprano Halley Gilbert will perform Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with prose by James Agee set to the music of Samuel Barber. Selections from Leonard Bernstein’s evocative On the Waterfront complement the program.


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Prefer to experience the concert form the comfort of your own home? Join us for a live stream on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. CST, or view it on demand until January 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Virtual tickets are $20. 

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Concert Sponsor: Moore, Hill & Westmoreland, PA

Artist Sponsor: Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund

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