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The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Orchestra (PACS) will honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a large-scale gala concert at Carnegie Hall on November 19. The performance will feature the New York premiere of Dreams of the Fallen — the much-admired new work by award-winning composer Jake Runestad and the poet and United States Army veteran Brian Turner. The work probes the way veterans are forever psychologically changed by their experiences of war. The program concludes with a performance of Beethoven’s uplifting Symphony No. 9.
In the News:
Recently interviewed by BroadwayWorld, music director David Bernard gives insight on PACS upcoming Veteran's Gala performance. "Jake Runestad's scarring view of the impact of war on our soldiers long after they leave the battlefield, followed by Beethoven's testament to universal brotherhood not only gives voice to soldiers' struggles, but also represents our aspiration for peace. Through this concert we hope to not only honor those who have served, but also honor what they have served for; a better tomorrow."