A WWI Memorial In Song
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Box Office Phone Number: 630.637.SHOW (7469)
Presented at Wentz Concert Hall by the First Division Museum in commemoration of the Centennial Anniversary of World War I.
Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan have been redefining the art song recital since making their critically acclaimed debut of “A WWI Memorial” at the Kennedy Center in 2014. Hailed by the Washington Post as “refreshingly, marvelously different,” A WWI Memorial in Song is a centennial tribute to the war that changed the world. It pays homage to composers and poets who lived through, fought and died in the war. From Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad to Debussy’s Christmas of the Homeless Children to Walter Donaldson’s My Buddy, the songs in this program are living artifacts of the WWI era. The poetry and music are infused with the emotions of war, from vengeful violence to solemn mourning to desperate calls for peace.
This is part of a series of events presented by the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park to commemorate the centennial of the Battle of Cantigny and World War I.