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“Waging Peace: Music in Time of War”
April 14-17, 2005



Wartime Music from Civil War to Vietnam Era

to be Showcased in First of Four Concerts at CUA


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America presents “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War,” as its Third Annual President’s Concert  — the highlight of the university’s performance calendar — in a four-part series beginning Thursday, April 14, and continuing through Sunday, April 17.  The spring production at CUA will feature the CUA Orchestra, conducted by Murry Sidlin and Kate Tamarkin; the CUA Chorus, conducted by Leo Nestor; and the CUA Musical Theatre Company, directed by Jane Pesci-Townend and Tom Pedersen.  In addition to the four-part concert, music school faculty members have organized a President’s Symposia to accompany the “Waging Peace” performances. Films, lectures, roundtable discussions and chamber music performances will be held at CUA from April 11 through April 16. For a complete listing of concert and symposia information, visit: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceOnlineResources.htm.


WHAT:             Third Annual President’s Concert, Part 1: Souvenirs


WHEN:             7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.         


DETAILS:         The CUA Musical Theatre Company, under the direction of Jane Pesci-

Townsend and N. Thomas Pedersen, will perform an evening of popular music from five wars — blues, jitterbug, folk songs, Broadway hits, boogie-woogie and crooner ballads.


Company members will perform selections from the Civil War (“Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye”), World War I (“Over There,” “Lili Marlene”), World War II (“My Buddy,” “The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy from Company C,” “We’ll Spit Right into the Führer’s Face”) and the Korean and Vietnam wars (Leonard Bernstein’s “The Word of the Lord,” from MASS and Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.”)


Tickets prices are $25, $15 and $10. For more information or to buy tickets, call 202-319-5416.


MEDIA: To cover the concert, call Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of

Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.




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