April 27, 2007

Everyone loves Hiawatha

A New Song For Hiawatha

Eso Conductor's Ode To Ojibwa Leader Debuts This WeekendElgin's latest encounter with Hiawatha came in late 1989, when Elgin Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Hanson composed a short piece of music for the Elgin Choral Union about the life of Hiawatha. It would take until this year for a longer Hiawatha to be completed by Hanson and performed.

The Elgin Choral Union decided Hanson's Hiawatha would be the gala event of their 60th anniversary celebration.

Hiawatha will make its world debut this weekend, with performances at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin.

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