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Music in the Lincoln White House: US Marine Band

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band performs a special program in commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. “Music in the Lincoln White House” traces the influence of composer/conductor Francis Maria Scala, who was leader of “The President’s Own” during Abraham Lincoln’s administration. On the program are works by Scala and contemporary composers, reflecting Lincoln’s musical tastes.

Speaker Biography: Allen C. Guelzo is director of Civil War era studies at Gettysburg College.

Concert Feb. 9, 2013.

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