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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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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For some reason I imagined it would be more of an "upbeat patriotic music" event than it was, but it was lovely all the same. Any event honoring those who fight for our country is a worthy and wonderful experience. As always, the Kennedy Center...continued
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”