Do you get watery-eyed when the plaintive theme from the Civil War documentary plays? If so, bring your handkerchief to the Richmond Symphony concert, "Music in Times of Civil Unrest," on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m., at the University of Richmond.
This piece, composed by Jay Ungar, is called "Ashokan Farewell" and shares the bill with Samuel Barber's soaring and familiar "Adagio for Strings" (used in the conclusion of Platoon) and Virgil Thomson's "Fugue and Chorale on Yankee Doodle," written for a 1945 propaganda film, Tuesday in November, showing that U.S. democracy functions during times of upheaval.
The concert is presented in cooperation with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies as part of its 200th anniversary celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Tickets are required for this free performance. Call 289-8980, or see modlin.richmond.edu.