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The Defiant Requiem

Artists

Murry Sidlin, conductor

Jennifer Check, soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo soprano Issachah Savage, tenor Nathan Stark, bass

Program

Verdi , Requiem
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín (DSO premiere)


Conceived and created by Murry Sidlin, "The Defiant Requiem" tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who performed the famous Verdi Requiem Mass. This powerful, inspirational multimedia performance combines the magnificent music of Verdi with testimony from survivors of the original chorus and footage from propaganda film.

ConcerTalk 5/6 at 7 PM & 5/7 at 2 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! Guest Conductor Murry Sidlin will speak on this occasion.

Please note: There will be no intermission during this 90-minute performance.

Join the DSO and Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill for this season's webcasts of the Educational Concert Series (ECS). ECS introduces schoolchildren to classical music with thematic concerts and accompanying teacher resource tools available to those who register to watch.

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Schedule

  • May 7 - 3:00 PM

    The Defiant Requiem

    Artists

    Murry Sidlin, conductor
    Jennifer Check, soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo soprano Issachah Savage, tenor Nathan Stark, bass

    Program

    Verdi Requiem
    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín (DSO premiere)

  • May 13 - 8:00 PM

    Seductive Showpieces

    Artists

    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
    Alexandra Soumm, violin

    Program

    Márquez Danzón No. 2
    Bernstein Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium")
    de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat
    Gimenez Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso

  • May 19 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Ninth!

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Hila Plitmann, soprano Rachelle Durkin, soprano Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano Sean Panikkar, tenor Peixin Chen, bass

    Program

    John Corigliano Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (DSO premiere)
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Choral"

  • May 27 - 8:00 PM

    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

    Artists

    Cristian Macelaru, conductor
    James Ehnes, violin

    Program

    James Newton HowardViolin Concerto (DSO premiere)
    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

  • June 2 - 10:45 AM

    Tchaikovsky's Fifth

    Artists

    James Gaffigan, conductor
    Nicola Benedetti, violin

    Program

    Stravinsky Circus Polka
    Wynton MarsalisViolin Concerto (DSO premiere)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5