On Saturday, March, William White leads the Harmonia Chorus in a concert that gives voice to the voices from beyond. The program revolves around Lassus’ mesmerizing motet cycle Prophetiae sibyllarum (”Sibylline Prophecies”) and is rounded out with works by J.S. Bach, Rossi and Kreek, plus local composers Jessica French and Sheila Bristow — who will be represented with a world premiere!
An all-American program with a dramatic flair, this concert promises to be one of the most lively, toe-tapping events of the season! Pianist Joseph Vaz plays George Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue to mark the centenary of its premiere and William White leads the orchestra and chorus in the world premiere of his “opera-oratorio” Cassandra, telling a story from Greek mythology. The evening begins with Leonard Bernstein’s rousing Candide Overture.
This season, Harmonia presents musical works based on prophetic themes, bringing to life the stories of oracles, sorcerers and seers. Some of these works feature mythological and historical figures, such as Moses, Cassandra and the Sibylline prophet. Others represent music by those who seemed to possess the gift of prophecy themselves, such as Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák and George Gershwin.
From the Renaissance to the Romantics, from the Jazz Age to the present day, this is a season of exploration and discovery. We predict that you’ll love it, so subscribe today!