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W&L’s University Orchestra Presents ‘Eroica’ The show is free and open to the public.

KRR_1990UOfall64 W&L’s University Orchestra Presents ‘Eroica’Washington and Lee University Orchestra

Join the Washington and Lee University Orchestra on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall for an evening of music written by, about and for heroes.

The show is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

The concert opens with the world premiere of Kevin Day’s “Lightspeed” and continues with Aaron Copland’s “John Henry” a work about the African American folk hero.

The concert closes with Beethoven’s iconic “Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Eroica,” a work originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte before it was changed to honor a patron.