Symphony Without Borders Presents "Music for Manchester"

May 30, 2017

Symphony Without Borders presents “Music for Manchester,” Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.  This concert for healing following the recent events in Manchester, England is free and open to the public. 

“Music offers us a window of time and a space for solace and reflection, where we can be united in the act of both creating and experiencing images and emotions embodied within the music,” explains Richard Prior, conductor. “We come together as both orchestra and audience members and share a powerful moment of community, empathy, and understanding.”

The program features Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from the “Enigma Variations” and “Pomp and Circumstance” March No. 4, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” Gabriel Fauré’s “Pavane,” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5—a selection of works representing some of the greatest lyricism and dramatic power found in the art form. 

Founded in 2016, Symphony Without Borders is a 90-member volunteer symphony orchestra of professional and semi-professional regional musicians performing together to support and recognize world-changing events in life and society. The first performance was given in memory of the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shootings. 

Symphony Without Borders presents “Music for Manchester,” Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public and will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. For more information, visit the Arts at Emory website.