THE UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE joins in the spirit of this year's Penn Reading Project with President Judith Rodin reading Carl Sandburg's poetic tribute to Abraham Lincoln. The poem, incorporated into Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," is part of an "all-Lincoln" program celebrating the Wind Ensemble's 20th anniversary. The ensemble, directed by Ricardo Averbach (photo), will also present the rarely performed "L'Union" by Louis Moreau Gottschalk -- which the composer performed personally for the president -- and other music of the Civil War era.
Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St. All seats are reserved; free tickets are available at the Annenberg Center box office or by phone: 898-6791.
Originally published on February 26, 1998