At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I – the Great War – ended. The New Orchestra of Washington, Washington Master Chiorale, and Music Viva NY commemorate this solemn occasion one hundred years later with a co-commission from acclaimed American composer Joseph Turrin, based on texts by war poets. The program also features works by Holst and and Ravel, both composers directly affected by World War I.
A preconcert lecture, featuring the commissioned composer Joseph Turrin, will take place in the performance venue at 4PM. Tickets to the performance are required for entry.
A second performance will be given on November 11th in NYC at All Souls Church in Manhattan. Please visit the Musica Viva website for more information and tickets.
RADIOHEAD Harry Patch (in memory of), arr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin, arr. Stephen Key
HOLST Ode to Death, arr. Stephen Key
TURRIN And Crimson Roses Once Again Be Fair* (A work for choir and chamber orchestra based on texts by WWI poets, Co-commission by Musica Viva NY and the New Orchestra of Washington)
New Orchestra of Washington
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor
Washington Master Chorale
Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director
Music Viva NY