Choral Arts Society's Northern Lights, Choral Illuminations from Scandinavia and Beyond
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The last date listed for Choral Arts Society: Northern Lights was Sunday May 22, 2011 / 5:00pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
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Fantasy & Fate seems like a broad enough title for the latest National Symphony Orchestra concert under guest conductor Juraj Valcuha. But the name strains to encapsulate the embarrassment of riches the Kennedy Center concert offers, namely a sophisticated and witty Stravinsky suite; the NSO debut of an exciting violin virtuosa; and a Tchaikovsky symphony so dramatic "i … More
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This performance was chosen as one of the top five classical concerts of the spring arts season by the Washington Post .
Take a glorious musical tour through Scandinavia’s masters with favorites from Edvard Grieg, Carl Nielsen, Arvo Pärt, Jean Sibelius and more! Plus Seven Songs for Planet Earth, a world premiere commission from leading Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas. Drawing texts from environmentalist and poet Wendell Berry, St. Francis of Assisi, and ancient Sami verse as well as quotes from members of the Children’s Chorus of Washington, this bold new work celebrates man’s relationship with nature in its richness and fragile vulnerability, reminding us all that respect and love for Earth should be seen as a fundamental element of human life.
From Fire Salmer, Opus 74 by Edvard Grieg – Norway
o No. 1: Hvad est du dog skjøn
o No. 2: Guds Søn har gjort mig fri
Mr. Nomura and A cappella Adult Chorus
Fynsk Forår by Carl Nielsen – Denmark
Ms. Mutchler, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Nomura, Children’s Chorus, Adult Chorus and Orchestra
The Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt – Estonia
Adult Chorus and Organ
Finlandia-hymni by Jean Sibelius – Finland
A cappella Adult Chorus
Seven Songs for Planet Earth by Olli Kortekangas (World Premiere Commission) – Finland
o No. 1: I Go Among Trees (Wendell Berry)
o No. 2: From the Praise of the Creatures (St. Francis of Assisi)
o No. 3: Sowing the Seed (Wendell Berry)
o No. 4: Yoik (Chanting the Landscape)
o No. 5: We Who Prayed and Wept (Wendell Berry)
o No. 6: The Beat (quotes from the Children’s Chorus of Washington)
o No. 7: The Peace of Wild Things (Wendell Berry)
Ms. Mutchler, Mr. Nomura, Children’s Chorus, Adult Chorus and Orchestra
Norman Scribner, conductor
Leslie Mutchler, _mezzo-soprano
_"Dustin Lucas":http://dustin-lucas.com/, _tenor
_"Christòpheren Nomura":http://calartists.mymcn.org/cnomura.html, baritone