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Masterworks 3-Sanctuary Road

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November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Conductor Andrew Grams leads the CSO in an all-American program of music that expresses the pulse of freedom that courses through all of us, from Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber to the operatic storytelling of history in Sanctuary Road, created by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell.

Paul Moravec describes his and Mark Campbell’s Sanctuary Road as an “American historical oratorio” based on the writings of William Still — an African American abolitionist who aided travelers through the Underground Railroad. Still authored a book of the same name (The Underground Railroad) which told the once-secret stories of fugitive slaves and their struggles for freedom. Moravec, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, and Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning librettist Mark Campbell present the emotionally powerful operatic storytelling of essential American history through orchestra, soloists, and chorus with Sanctuary Road. This promises to be a performance not soon forgotten by an audience that will undoubtedly be moved.


Aaron Copland
Fanfare for the Common Man

Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring Suite

Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell
Sanctuary Road Oratorio for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra (libretto by Mark Campbell)


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Charleston, 29401 United States
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