NWSA's Lee Michael Morrison leads Wind Ensemble at the Arsht Center

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High School Wind Ensemble honors
Abraham Lincoln’s 200th anniversary
Presentation at the Arsht Center

Miami ---The High School Wind Ensemble from New World School of the Arts has been invited to perform in the upcoming celebration Town Hall commemorating Lee Michael Morrison Abraham Lincoln's 200th anniversary, during the Sunday, November 1st presentation. The Free event will take place at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and it will be followed by a reception at MDC’s Freedom Tower from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
“This event promises to bring many vital parts of our community together, to bridge gaps, to build new and lasting relationships, and to educate many about the importance of Mr. Lincoln’s presidency. It is truly an honor for us to work with the FMU Ambassador Chorale and one of our greatest Miamians—Alonzo Mourning. Mr. Mourning is the embodiment of serving others, and his spirit of service will bring Mr. Lincoln’s words to us with a present-day freshness,” assured Lee Michael Morrison.

The 51-member NWSA High School Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Lee Michael Morrison, will perform three pieces. As prelude music, the ensemble will perform Jerry Bilik's AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FANTASY, which includes the civil war era folk tunes "Campdown Races," "Listen to the Mocking Bird," "The Battle Cry of Freedom," "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "Just Before the Battle, Mother," "Marching Through Georgia," and closes with a brief statement of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Joining with the nationally-acclaimed Ambassador Chorale from Florida Memorial University, the wind ensemble will perform Peter Wilhousky's stirring rendition of THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC. Lastly, the wind ensemble will host Alonzo Mourning as narrator of Aaron Copland's epic work LINCOLN PORTRAIT.

John S. and James L. Knight concert Hall Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The Arsht Center is located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami
Admission to the Lincoln Town Hall event is Free. However, tickets must be reserved through the Arsht Center box office 305-949-6722.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

For more information about New World School of the Arts, visit nwsa.mdc.edu, or contact the Music Hotline at 305-237-7855.

Photo: NWSA director of the High School Wind Ensemble, Lee Michael Morrison.

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