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UVA Wise presents Aaron Copland's The Tender Land

June 25, 2012

Saturday, June 30th at 7:30pm, The Paramount — The Southwest Virginia Summer Opera Company of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise presents Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land.” The score weaves Copland’s signature Americana melodies into a story centered on the farmlands of the depression-era Midwest.

On the cusp of her high school graduation, young Laurie Moss finds
friendship and love in the company of an itinerant farm hand. But
when he leaves unexpectedly and their pending elopement falls through,
Laurie vows to strike out and make her own way in the world.

The UVa-Wise production of “The Tender Land,” directed by UVa-Wise
vocal instructor Amber Burke, is made possible through the generous
support of the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation.
Tickets $12.50 Adults; $10 Seniors/Students