Hope & Lifting
Conductor: Daniel Wiley
Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 7:30pm
Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before” are the famous words by Leonard Bernstein after the assassination of JFK. In that spirit, Hope and Lifting features the voices of artists who foster a sense of hope and community in the face of tragedy and adversity. From Omar Thomas’ bluesy and brash work Of Our New Day Begun to Tchaikovsky’s fate driven Symphony No. 4, we will celebrate how we as a community can come together through music.
Omar Thomas: Of Our New Day Begun
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4