WWI Soldier pause after battle in mudVeterans were sent off to war, but do we really understand what they go through?  The composers and poets featured in this evening, several of whom were veterans themselves, did.  These are veterans' stories told in a way that can only be conveyed through music.  Join with the American Festival Chorus & Orchestra, and the men of the USU Chorale, in a stunning and thought-provoking journey.

War and the Human Heart combines chamber orchestra, chorus, film and live narration in a moving performance that honors the experience of war for every veteran, past or present.  Master of Ceremonies Ken Verdoia, recently-retired from KUED television, will guide the audience through feelings of battle, loss, and love as veterans have experienced them. 

Many of the pieces in this event have not been performed in Utah recently, or ever.  Hear powerful music by Beethoven, Rouseel, Grainger, Martinu, Holst, Schumann, and others that you may never get the opportunity to hear live again.  In addition to the music and film, there will be English supertitles, and readings and narration by Mr. Verdoia, "Utah's Storyteller".

This unique performance commemorates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.