Choral group Albany Pro Musica will bring together musicians, historians, media personalities and government officials to collaborate on "John Brown's Body," a unique musical and multimedia concert based on the Civil War. The performance will take place at 7:30pm Saturday, June 9, at EMPAC, 110 8th Street, Troy.
Renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will emcee the evening of Civil War-inspired music, readings and photographs. Albany Pro Musica Artistic Director and Conductor David Griggs-Janower will lead the chorus, soloists and a full orchestra. "A grand musical production will be the focal point, but we'll integrate other art forms to help bring various accounts of the war to life in an innovative way," said Janower.
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust, in its role as a promoter of history, collaborated with APM to conceive the program. The performance is part of a national commemoration of the war's sesquicentennial, which is being observed from 2011 through 2015.
Tickets are $35 for premium seats, $25 for regular seats and $10 for students. Purchase tickets online at Albany Pro Musica's website or by calling 518-346-6204.