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Soaring MASTERPIECES: Fate and Destiny – Copland’s Lincoln portrait plus Mozart and more David Selby, narrator”

April 30 @ 7:30 pm


Passion and power of the 2021-2022 season concludes in dramatic fashion with music by Mozart, Copland, and Brahms.

One of Copland’s most popular pieces, A Lincoln Portrait was commissioned during the beginning of World War II for a program of three new works by American composers. It is a one-movement work with narration made up of quotations which Copland collected from the speeches and letters of President Abraham Lincoln. This performance will be narrated by actor David Selby.

Complete Program:

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio

Copland: A Lincoln Portrait

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

David Selby, narrator

Tickets range from $40 to $15 for students. Seniors and military enjoy a $5 discount.

Let’s SAFELY Listen Local Live! All current state and county health guidelines will be observed. Those who are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive within 5 days should not attend this event.

Local COVID-19 case numbers and health precautions may require event cancellations and postponements. Please check our website or call prior to the event – https://smphilharmonic.org; (805) 925-0412.

For questions or assistance with ticket purchases, please call the Santa Maria Philharmonic office at (805) 925-0412.


April 30
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Grace Baptist Church
605 E. McCoy Lane
Santa Maria, CA 93455 United States
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Santa Maria Philharmonic Society
PO Box 375, Santa Maria, CA 93456-0375
(805) 925 0412 | info@santamariaphilharmonic.org