2018-2019 Concert Season
Messa di Gloria
Giacomo Puccini: Messa di Gloria
Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem (selected movements)
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3:00 pm
50 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA
A concert of late nineteenth-century choral music that features Giacomo Puccini’s exuberant Messa di Gloria, Johannes Brahms’ moving Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and selected movements from Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic Messa da Requiem.
He Cannot Rest
Florence Price: Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:00 pm
33 Central Street, Andover, MA
Florence Price (1887–1953) was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphony composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. In 2009, a substantial collection of her works and papers were found in an abandoned house on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. Among these works was Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, a 30-minute work for chorus, soloists, and piano, set to a poem by Vachel Lindsay. Join us in what is believed to be the first performance of this outstanding work!
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