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The Tender Land

The isolated world of a rural family turns around the graduation of its elder daughter. Yet, she is unsure of her place in that world. It is invaded by two outsiders who excite in the girl dreams of a larger life.

Featuring a cast and orchestra of ECU School of Music undergraduate and graduate students. Directed by Dr. Daniel Shirley and conducted by Dr. Chris Buddo, with musical preparation by Prof. Eric Stellrecht.

An opera in three acts by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Chamber orchestration by Murry Sidlin

Presented by permission of Boosey & Hawkes


Arts of the Pamlico’s Historic Turnage Theatre

150 W. Main Street, Washington, NC 27889

Additional performances at 

7:30pm on Saturday, November 18, 2023

2:30pm on Sunday, November 19, 2023


Tickets will be available in advance at artsofthepamlico.org and can be purchased at the door with cash, check, or card.

$15 general admission

$5 students with ID (available at the door)

For group reservations (10+), please contact Daniel Shirley at 252-328-6247.

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