"Prologue and Politics: The Civil War Vol. 1," is billed as a musical exploration of the war featuring a wide range of Charleston artists, musicians and community members who have come together to "re-present" history through music, slides and word.

Composed and arranged by Laura Ball, "Prologue and Politics" will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Unedited Concert Series at the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St.

This marks the first movement of a four-part work commissioned by Dr. Richard Porcher, professor of biology and director of the Herbarium at The Citadel, to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

Set design is by Stefanie Christensen, with media design by Robert Salvo.

The program is written for string trio, traditional choir and narrators. Primary resources and period documents provide a contextual framework.

Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org or by calling 723-9912. Proceeds from the event go, in part, to support the ongoing conservation and preservation of the Library Society's archives.