January 6, 2009

"Fugue and Chorale on Yankee Doodle" from the 1944 wartime propaganda film "Tuesday in November," "Agnus Dei" and "Dona Nobis Pacem," both composed when Napoleon was on the march, and other musical compositions inspired by war and peace will be performed in "Music in Times of Civil Unrest," Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond. More about the music

Inspired by Abraham Lincoln's legacy as a wartime president and led by The Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Schola Cantorum and James River Singers will join the symphony to perform several selections. The concert is presented by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the Modlin Center for the Arts and the university's Department of Music. Sponsors include the Mary Morton Parson Foundation's Education Fund, the Robins Foundation and the Richmond Quest.

A reception, provided by the radio program "A Moment in Time," will follow the concert. "A Moment in Time" is a joint public history outreach of the university and Commonwealth Public Broadcasting with an audience of 7.3 million. The program marks its 15th anniversary this year.

The concert is the fourth event in the Jepson Leadership Forum's 2008-09 season focused on Abraham Lincoln's Legacy of Leadership. In recognition of Lincoln's 200th birthday, the series examines his leadership qualities during one of the most turbulent periods in American history.

All forum programs are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and can be reserved two weeks before the event calling (804) 289-8980. Only two tickets per patron are allowed for this special presentation.