Fred Zilian as Honest Abe

Conductor Troy Quinn

Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln
April 17, 2015

To finish the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Tribute to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln took place on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, RI. The Tribute honored the valor and devotion of all soldiers who fought in this epic struggle which launched our country into a new era. It included six scenes from the presidency of Lincoln as performed by Fred Zilian, spanning the Civil War and ending with his assassination. A 46-piece orchestra played period and other music selections including Variations on a Shaker Theme by Aaron Copland, selections from the films Gettysburg and Lincoln by John Williams, and America the Beautiful. Some 350 people attended.

(The Tribute was presented by the Fort Adams Trust, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization.)

Frank Williams
Master of Ceremonies

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