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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
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Haydn: The Creation, H. XXI:2

  • Helmuth Rilling, conductor
  • Klara Ek, soprano
  • James Taylor, tenor
  • Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
  • The University of Maryland Concert Choir (Edward Maclary , director)

Born in 1933 in Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling is active as a conductor, pedagogue, and an ambassador for the music of J. S. Bach worldwide.

In 1954 Helmuth Rilling founded the Gächinger Kantorei and 11 years later in 1965, he founded the Bach Collegium Stuttgart as the choir’s regular orchestral partner. Ever since, Mr. Rilling has been intensely involved with the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and has felt a strong link to this composer’s works. In addition, Mr. Rilling has been a fervent advocate of “neglected” romantic choral music as well as commissioning and performing contemporary choral music. In 2000, he led the critically acclaimed premiere of Passions composed by Wolfgang Rihm, Sofia Gubaidulina, Osvaldo Golijov, and Tan Dun.