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Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Presents Battle For the Ballot

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Lake Forest Civic Orchestra Presents Battle For the Ballot

Sun, November 14, 2021
4:00 pm
- 5:30 pm

$20

Time

Sun, November 14, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Resources

Orchestra Website

Location

Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road Lake Forest, 60045

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra is honoring our nation’s election history through music

Special pre-concert talk with composer Stacy Garrop at 3:00 pm

Join us for a concert of truly stirring music. This November Lake Forest Civic Orchestra explores
works inspired by our right to vote through the works of four composers from various points in
history.
The Lake Forest Civic Orchestra celebrates the ratification of the 19th amendment with an
all-American program entitled “The Battle for the Ballot.” A Time to Vote by Gwyneth Walker will
receive its midwest premiere, and will be paired with The Battle for the Ballot by Chicago-based
Stacey Garrop. Both works are built around quotes from famous suffragettes and Garrop’s
piece, written in the summer of 2020, features quotes by famous black suffragettes as well, a
nod to racial tensions then and now.
These 2 works are bookended by pieces by african-american composers. Strum by Chicago
Symphony Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery opens the program by blending
pop and jazz styles into a work for string orchestra. We end with Symphony No. 1 in e minor by
Florence Price. Premiered by the Chicago Symphony in 1933, Symphony No. 1 draws on
American and African-American folk styles in a work that is reminiscent of Dvořák’s famous New
World Symphony.

Our program:
A Time to Vote (world premier) – Walker
The Battle for the Ballot – Garrop
Strum – Montgomery
Symphony No. 1 in e minor – Price

Ticket Prices:
$20/adult 18-65
$10/senior 65 and older and college students with an ID
Free to veterans and children under 12
For more information or tickets visit: www.lakeforestcivicorchestra.or

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Details

Date:
Sun, November 14, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
$20
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Venue

Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, 60045 United States