A Connecticut tenant farm in 1923. On this barren patch of earth, can two lost souls find hope under a lover’s moon? In Eugene’s O’Neill’s touching and heartbreaking classic, we are introduced to one of theater’s most important and complex female characters- Josie Hogan. A boisterous Irish woman with a quick tongue and a tarnished reputation. It's been a hard and lonely life, working the Tyrone farm with her bullying father. When James Tyrone Jr.'s mother dies, he returns to the farm to settle the estate. One night, under the autumn moon, he opens his heart to Josie. Sparks fly and hope is rekindled as two "misbegotten" souls come together. But as dawn breaks, is the saving grace of love enough to overcome a lifetime of disappointment?
Enjoy an afternoon of jazz standards with guitarist, David Newsam. Joining David will be Nathan Jorgensen (alto sax), John Hunter (bass), Les Harris Jr. (drums), and Robert Stibler (trumpet). The program is dedicated to the music of Paul Desmond. Best known as a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Desmond also collaborated with guitarists Jim Hall and Ed Bickert to record several historic albums of music as the Paul Desmond Quartet in 1974-75.
With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. He brings his trio to Durham for this special Leap Day performance.
The Concert Band will perform Undertow by John Mackey (Angela Bowker, graduate conductor), Benediction by John Stevens, and Toward a Dream of Tomorrow by graduate student Paul Cravens. The Wind Symphony portion of the program will include Symphony No. 3 by Boris Kozhevnikov (Aileen Sullivan, graduate conductor), Children's March by Percy Grainger, Adagio by Joaquin Rodrigo, and In Wartime by David Del Tredici.