ACFL&MH celebrates Presidents Day with tribute to Lincoln
On Presidents Day, Feb. 20, Andrew Masich, president and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center, will join the ranks of distinguished actors, statesmen and other dignitaries who have taken the podium to narrate Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. The concert, which will be performed by the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.
Copland composed Lincoln Portrait 75 years ago, during the dark, frightening years of World War II. The haunting orchestral score incorporates some of Lincoln’s most stirring oratory, with the narrator reading over the music.
Ticketst are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $5 for children 12 and under. The performance will be followed by a dessert reception in the Lincoln Gallery, which will also be open from 2 to 7 p.m. prior to the performance. Free shuttle service from the parking lot on East Main Street is available.
For tickets or more information, visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org or call 412-276-3456.