The Sound of Spirit: Pärt/Haydn

February 23, 2014 at 4pm
With The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Soprano Barbara Berry, Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie
Tenor Roy Hage, Bass Brandon Cedel
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
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Despite being separated by over two centuries of music, Arvo Pärt and Joseph Haydn both sought to make sense of the lengthy wars of their times, each touched in some way by the grim realities of war and each providing his own individual response through composition.
Written during the French aggression against the Austrians, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War embodies the sounds of battle juxtaposed with prayers for peace. Similarly, Pärt sought to find common ground as a way to bridge warring factions through his music. Performed on this program is an encore performance of Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament, praised by critic David Patrick Stearns as “seethingly passionate” and “harmonically explosive.” Two shorter works by Pärt, including the North American premiere of his Estonian Lullaby and Salve Regina, complete the program.

February 23, 2014 | 4pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
1904 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tickets $28, $38 online | $30, $40 at the door

This program is supported in part by a generous donation from the Archie W. and Grace Berry Foundation.


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