The NHSO plans to do this with "Brahms’s emotional "Requiem" for the living, according to a release.
Also in the release:
Johannes Brahms was devastated by the loss of his mother in 1865. In the dark days following her death, he completed a Requiem that was both profound and revolutionary. Because the work was composed, in Brahms’s own words, for the sake of all those whose hearts suffer loss, it is often performed as an act of healing after tragedy. In the wake of the Boston Marathon attack, Boston area singers gathered at MIT to perform the work. “It
begins with blessing those who carry the tremendous grief, and it ends
with blessing the dead,” explained participant Danica Buckley. “And
throughout it’s all about journey and peace and comfort and solace.” Take
a journey through grief and into peace and solace with the Symphony; by
the work’s climax you will be lifted up as the soprano soloist spirals
heavenward, interweaving blissful melodies with the harp.
New England Conservatory Concert Choir, under the direction of Erica
Washburn, is one of the nation’s premiere training grounds for
professional singers. Ms. Washburn approached the New Haven Symphony
about performing together through two personal connections: NHSO Music
Director William Boughton, a New England Conservatory alumnus, and NHSO
Education Director Laura Adam, who attended the Eastman Conservatory
with Washburn. Soloists for the Brahms Requiem are Danielle
Barger, soprano, and Joshua Quinn, baritone, both NEC graduates and
emerging performers of opera and song throughout the country.
for the performance at Woolsey Hall are $15-69, student tickets are
$10, KidTix are free for kids ages 6-17 (with paying adult), and Blue
Star tickets are free for military families. Hartford Cathedral
admission is by goodwill offering. For tickets or more information, call 203.865.0831 x10 or email www.NewHavenSymphony.org.
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