The Washington Chorus Presents The Essential Rachmaninoff
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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. Learn More
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Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Opus 37
Symphonic Dances for 2 Pianos, Opus 45
Julian Wachner and Grace Cho, piano
Chad A. Johnson, tenor
Following the success of last season’s The Essential Puccini, The Washington Chorus, celebrating its 50th Anniversary season, presents gems from the Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff, including his crowning achievement, the monumental Vespers. One of the greatest a cappella masterworks in the choral repertoire, the Vespers (All-Night Vigil) is enjoying a phenomenal popularity with concert-goers everywhere. Don't miss the opportunity to hear The Washington Chorus in a surround-the-stage setting in this fantastic program of The Essential Rachmaninoff.