SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023, 8:00 P.M.
THOMAS WOLFE AUDITORIUM
Darko Butorac, conductor
Bryan Terrell Clark, narrator & vocalist
Few have made a greater impact on the history of our nation than its sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln, and its first, George Washington. Copland chose Lincoln as his subject to express “the magnificent spirit of our country,” using selections from his speeches in the narration — which will be voiced by Bryan Terrell Clark, best known for starring as George Washington in Broadway’s Hamilton. This all-American program begins with a newly commissioned Jennifer Higdon suite and concludes with Dawson’s 1934 masterpiece, a work that is uniquely representative of its Black roots.
Higdon Cold Mountain Suite
Copland Lincoln Portrait
Miranda “History Has Its Eyes on You” from Hamilton
Dawson Negro Folk Symphony
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Bryan Terrell Clark is an accomplished actor and singer/songwriter who has performed major roles in hugely successful Broadway shows including George Washington in Hamilton and Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical plus a wide range of popular television shows including When They See Us and Fences, the latter alongside Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.