Christmas Music from Renaissance Spain: O Magnum Mysterium
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Canadian pianist and former child prodigy Angela Hewitt may be best known for her nine-year recording project featuring a complete cycle of Bach's major keyboard works, but for her National Symphony Orchestra debut, she'll perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. As heard in the award-winning film Amadeus, that diverse work includes difficult solos and a lively finale that's book-ended by a poignant minuet. Conductor David Zinman leads the NSO through another famous film theme as well, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, so compellingly used in Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking 2001: A Space Odyssey. Learn More
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Folger Consort celebrates the holidays with the rich treasury of Christmas music from 16th-century Spain, including stunning works by Victoria, Morales, and Guerrero. Ethereal motets, brilliant instrumental pieces, and spirited peasant songs offer a fresh and festive celebration of the season in the Folger’s beautifully decorated theatre. With Piffaro the Renaissance Band, singers Roger Isaacs, Rosa Lamoreaux, François Loup, William Sharp, and Aaron Sheehan, and instrumentalist Joseph Gascho.
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