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Upcoming Events:

"Stories from the Great War: VPI Men in the Service of Their Country, 1917-1918"

Between 1917 and 1918, over one thousand VPI alumni served their country in World War One. "Stories from the Great War" will focus on the stories of nine VPI World War One veterans and their experiences in the last major battles of the Great War.

Location: Virginia Tech Newman Library, 2nd Floor

Date: April 4 - May 15, 2017

 

"The Land of Lost Content: The Great War In Song"

This unique musical evening features reflections on World War I. The Great War affected the lives of many individuals, from classical composers and poets to the singers of music hall ballads.

Prominent on the program will be works of Denis Browne (died at Gallipolli in 1915) and Ivor Gurney (shell shock, never recovered), alongside the U.S. premiere of modern composer Ian Venables' "Through These Pale Cold Days."

Location: Squires Student Center, Recital Salon

Date: April 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM

More information can be found here.

 

 

Past Events:


VPI in World War One Electronic Exhibit

"Men Who Served: VPI in World War One"

Virginia Tech Newman Library, 2nd Floor

November 7-11, 2016

 

 "On the Eve of the Great War"

This performance features stunning music written during the turbulent years surrounding the “Great War,” including music of Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Webern, Hindemith, Boulanger, Kodály, and Foote; composers that were touched by the war in deep ways.

"On the Eve of the Great War" is presented with support from a gift to the School of Performing Arts by Dr. Robert and Mrs. Beverly Williges. 

There will be a brief intermission presentation by "VPI in World War One."

Location: Squires Student Center, Recital Salon

Date: February 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM

More information can be found here.