Tribute and Reflection: Washington Chorus Honors Veterans With Haydn, Vaughan Williams
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The last date listed for Tribute and Reflection was Sunday November 11, 2007 / 3:00pm.
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The National Symphony Orchestra's latest innovative program, NEW MOVES: symphony + dance, kicks off with a concert featuring the combined talents of the NSO and dancers from KEIGWIN + COMPANY. On the bill will be selections from Leonard Bernstein's On the Town and On the Waterfront, with new choreography by Larry Keigwin. The orchestra will also showcase William Schuman's New England Triptych, the 1956 three-part series of tone poems. Finally, Sue Heineman, the NSO's principal bassoonist, will be featured on Marc Neikrug's Bassoon Concerto. Learn More
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Julian Wachner, conductor
Joanna Mongiardo, soprano
Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano
William Hite, tenor
Stephen Salters, bass
Special Guest, Sam Donaldson
Join The Washington Chorus as they pay tribute to our nation’s veterans with two intensely powerful works. Experience the famous, thunderous kettledrums of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War paired with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace). Vaughan Williams’ turned to the text of Walt Whitman as well as the scriptures to create one of the most poignant and eloquent pleas for peace in all the choral repertoire. Dynamic guest conductor Julian Wachner leads the chorus and orchestra with a cast of world-class soloists. Award-winning ABC News correspondent and U.S. Army veteran Sam Donaldson opens the concert.
A post-concert Talk Back! in the Concert Hall immediately follows the performance. Murray Horwitz, Director of the AFI Silver Theater and NPR commentator joins conductor Julian Wachner.
In partnership with the Fisher House
“Supporting America ’s military, veterans and their families during a medical crisis”