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Abraham Lincoln portrait

Acclaimed American pianist, composer, three-time Grammy Award winner and NEA Jazz Master, Ramsey Lewis, has been referred to as “The Great Performer.” This title reflects his eloquent and artistic musical style which combines jazz with a passion for gospel and classical music.

Now Ramsey brings us Proclamation of Hope, a large-scale composition for piano, wind ensemble, rhythm section and voice performed in 8 movements. Composed by Mr. Lewis and conducted by Scott Hall, the composition commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy as our country's 16th, and perhaps greatest President. Read more.

Tune-in to WTTW11 on Thursday, April 14 at 9:00pm for the premiere of Proclamation of Hope.

This extraordinary multimedia concert was produced by WTTW National Productions at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

See behind-the-scenes photos from before, during, and after the production.

Web Exclusive Video

Web Exclusive Video

Watch interviews, movements, previews, and more.

Ramsey's Guide to Concert Movements

Ramsey's Guide to Concert Movements

Reflections and Thoughts about the Composition.

Buy the DVD

Buy the DVD

Own a copy of Proclamation of Hope.

All About Lincoln

All About Lincoln

Facts about Abraham Lincoln's life.

About the Production

About the Production

Producer bios, credits, and more.