Illinois State University is putting on a major symposium and performance effort honoring the classical music composer Benjamin Britten. This is the centennial of Britten's birth. More than three dozen works by Britten will be performed at ISU over the next several days, among them Britten's War Requiem tonight at the ISU Center for the Performing Arts. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker has more on this giant of 20th century music...
Hear ISU Professor Justin Vickers talk about a song recital Saturday.
Vickers relates American influences on Britten's work
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