Photo of WW I troops

SEK Symphony with the PSU Choirs - Morning Heroes

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Discounted tickets for PSU students, faculty, and staff are available, with valid PSU ID, purchased and picked up in person, at PSU Ticket Office in Room 137 of the Garfield Weede Building.

Event information

April 28, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Presented By: music department

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall

Address: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer, Pittsburg KS 66762

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Presented by

The Southeast Kansas Symphony

Pittsburg State University Choirs

Guest Choristers

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This work for orator, chorus, and orchestra carries the following dedication from the composer:

“To the Memory of my brother Francis Kennard Bliss and all other Comrades killed in battle”

In addition to losing his brother, Bliss himself served in the Great War, was injured at the Battle of the Somme, and suffered years of recurring nightmares for years following the conclusion of the war.  Morning Heroes, his response to the wartime experience, draws its texts from a variety of sources, including Homer’s Illiad and the poetry of Walt Whitman.  It received its first performance in 1930.

Ticket prices are: Ticket prices are $12 (HS and under and seniors 65+) - $15. Free for students and faculty with ID and retired faculty.

Contact information

Dr. Susan Marchant

620-235-4467