Britten's War Requiem: An Anti-War Statement From a Classical Master
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The last date listed for War Requiem was Sunday November 24, 2013 / 8:15pm.
Currently at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts:
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With a total of 11 Oscars between them, stellar film composers John Williams (Star Wars, E.T.), Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), James Horner (Titanic) and Elliot Goldenthal (Batman Forever) are more than deserving of this concert tribute from conductor Carl St. Clair, guest cellist Sophie Shao and the Pacific Symphony. This exciting evening of music from the movies and more features several premieres, including the debut of Goldenthal's Symphony in G-Sharp Minor. The New York Times calls cellist Sophie Shao's playing "eloquent" and "powerful." This young talent is a multiple award-winner, having scored top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions. There's a preview talk with host Alan Chapman an hour before each concert. Please see the full event description for details on the program. Learn More
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Overwhelming! It is seldom that a Requiem is staged and no wonder given the logistics required! This time there were on stage at last 400 hundred artists: a soprano, a tenor and a baritone, five adult choirs and the LA Children's Choir, plus the Colburn Orchestra and USC Thornton Symphony, all under the baton of the famed James Conlon (who care after a matinee performance of Falstaff in Los Angeles!). The dedication of all the people who made this heavenly event possible is beyond words. The music of Benjamin Britten is not known at all in the US, and this celebration of his birth centennial was deservedly magnificent! The Latin Requiem is poignantly interspersed with verses by British poet Wilfred Owen, killed in action (WW1) at 25, one week before the armistice. The performance has really showed me that art is exquisitely beautiful also because it implies selfless dedication, with compensation a feeling of elation, the thunderous applause and a once-in-a-lifetime memory!
I had a perfect seat, mid second row, and I want to stress that it was one of, if not downright the best, Goldstar experiences so far! I wish you could provide tickets for more gems like this!
James Conlon, conductor
Members of USC Thornton Symphony
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Philip Addis, baritone
Los Angeles Children’s Choir
USC Chamber Singers
Cal State Fullerton Choir
California State University Long Beach Choir
New Zealand Youth Choir
Pre-concert lecture by Dr. William Hall at 7:00pm