In commemoration of Veterans Day Weekend, the Department of Music presents “American Voices: A Concert to Honor Our Veterans” with the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Professor Adam Glaser on Friday, November 9, at 8 p.m., the concert will take place at the Toni and Martin Sosnoff Theater at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
The evening includes works by Chadwick, Copland, Dello Joio, Gould, and Persichetti. There will be special performances by the Hofstra Chamber Orchestra. Guests from the Department of English and the Department of Drama and Dance will perform dramatic readings of T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” and a monologue from Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.
Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Tickets: $10; $8 senior citizen or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. For tickets and information call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, or purchase tickets online. If seats are still available on the day of performance, tickets will be sold at the door starting 90 minutes prior to show time at the theater box office window. (Please note that free Hofstra community tickets cannot be purchased online – they can be picked up at the Box Office.)
The concert coincides with the November 7-9 conference Artistic Expressions and the Great War, which looks at how art forms – literature, the performing arts, and the visual arts – were transformed by the advent of WWI. The conference, organized by History Professor Sally Charnow, features panels on propaganda, Spiritism, poetry, heroic imagination, war and the Avant-Garde and more. Most conference events are scheduled to take place at the Plaza Rooms of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus. With the exception of meals, registration for Artistic Expressions and the Great War is also free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669.