Verdi's Requiem Today
With the Choral Arts Society of Washington
7 Novembre ore 19.00
Embassy of Italy
Choral Arts Artistic Director Scott Tucker and Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Norman Scribner, together with video producer Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, will preview and discuss their upcoming November 10th performance of the Verdi Requiem, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Musical excerpts from the Verdi will feature soloists Jonita Lattimore and Patrick O’Halloran. .
200 years after Verdi’s birthday and 50 years from JF Kennedy’s assassination, the Choral Arts Society of Washington presents Legacy and Life: A Musical and Visual Reflection. It begins with American composer Steven Stucky’s Take Him, Earth, written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Stucky used texts associated with Kennedy from Aeschylus, Prudentius, and Shakespeare, to realize a musical eulogy meant to be a universal expression of the human condition. The concert continues with Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, featuring visual imagery. Photographs and film of Kennedy and his family, events of the times, and images of November 22, 1963 in Dallas will alternate with texts relevant to Kennedy and real-time moments of the concert. This visual and musical collage places this masterwork in a contemporary context, and commemorates the life and legacy of Kennedy.
Legacy and Life: A Musical and Visual Reflection will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 4PM
LOCATION: Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington DC
MORE INFO: http://choralarts.org or 202.244.3669
Scott Tucker was appointed Artistic Director of Choral Arts in April 2012. His 2012-2013 Choral Arts debuts, including preparing the chorus, programming concerts, and conducting, were lauded by critics and audiences as well as the Choral Arts Chorus and other seasoned artists. During last season, he prepared the Choral Arts Chorus for performances with Christoph Eschenbach and Emil de Cou. In addition to conducting several Choral Arts concerts, he led the Brahms Requiem for the New Dominion Chorale’s D.C. Summer Sing. Previously he was the P. E. Browning Director of Choral Music at Cornell University for 17 years.