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Oct 04, 2018 @ 7:30PM

French Connections - Seattle

About This Performance

 

 

DAVID LOCKINGTON, Principal Artistic Partner

JENNIFER BROMAGEN, Soprano

DAMIEN GETER, Bass-baritone

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Seattle Choral Company  

FREDDIE COLEMAN, Artistic Director

 

Venue:

The Metropolist, 2931 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

 

Program*:

Mozart                    Symphony No. 31 in D Major, 'Paris'

Ravel                      Le Tombeau du Couperin

Faure                      Requiem (arr. Rutter)

        Seattle Choral Company; Jennifer Bromagen, soprano; Damien Geter, bass-baritone

 

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Description:

Join Northwest Sinfonietta in opening the 28th season of music, and welcoming Maestro David Lockington in his first appearance as the orchestra's Principal Artistic Partner.  

The Sinfonietta continues its ongoing partnership with the Seattle Choral Company, presenting Faure's heavenly, uplifting Requiem in an intimate setting orchestrated by John Rutter, as originally conceived by the composer.  Of his seminal work, Faure wrote that "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest."  

The performance opens with Mozart's lively 'Paris' Symphony.  While his trip to the French capitol at just 22 years old failed to yield new employment for the young composer, it did result in this magnificent work using more instruments than ever before- including Mozart's first symphony to feature the clarinet.  It can be heard as a musical bridge from his early symphonic writing to the robust, complex styles of his later works for full orchestra. 

To round out this musical Tour de FranceLe Tombeau de Couperin pays hommage to the famed Baroque composer Francois Couperin by one of the finest craftsmen of French classical music, Maurice Ravel.  Each movement of the tombeau (a musical term from early French music meaning "written as a memorial") is dedicated to one of Ravel's musical colleagues who lost their life fighting in World War I.  While the subject may imply a sadness for death and the horrors of war, each movement is light-hearted and ponderous, with Ravel commenting that "The dead are sad enough, in their eternal silence."   

This concert takes place as the world approaches the 350th anniversary of Couperin's birth in Paris in 1668, and the hundred year anniversary of the end of World War I in November 2018.

 

*- Artists & Repertoire subject to change

    

When & Where

Oct 04, 2018 @ 7:30PM - Oct 04, 2018 @ 10:00PM

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