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Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait

February 4 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a symphonic tribute to Abraham Lincoln– Aaron Copland’s beloved work, Lincoln Portrait.

Renowned NFL player, veteran, actor and speaker Rocky Bleier will narrate the Copland piece. James Gourlay, well known to Pittsburgh audiences as the Music Director of River City Brass Band, will lead Duquesne University’s Wind Symphony.

Aaron Copland composed Lincoln Portrait in 1942, during the dark, frightening years of World War II. The orchestra score incorporates some of Lincoln’s most gripping oratory, with the narrator speaking over the music.

A dessert and coffee reception in the Lincoln Gallery follows the performance.
Please note the time change to 3:00 pm.

$20 in Advance
$25 at the Door
$5 for students with I.D. and children 12 and under.

Visit the Captain Thomas Espy Post!
Come early and tour our Civil War Room, a true national treasure. Tours will take place from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm before the concert.  Learn more here. 

Parking Shuttle
A complimentary parking shuttle is provided for this concert. Onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We have arranged for free parking and shuttle service from the East Main Street Lot. (TIP: for GPS directions, enter 132 E. Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106) Try our lot first. If it’s full, drop off your passengers, then go down the hill and make a left at the stop sign onto Main Street. The shuttle will bring you to our building between 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm and return you to your car after the event. 

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