History has long been an inspiration for composers' works. We will go see the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra take us from Ancient Rome and the emperor Titus (Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito) to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" (originally dedicated to Napoleon) to Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 (written in response to Stalin) and finally to one of America's great heroes as depicted in Copland's Lincoln Portrait. Throughout the program Modern Heroes and Villains such as Superman, Darth Vader, and our Soldiers will be referenced.
Curriculum connections include ties to literacy and social studies.