SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 8:00pm
8pm in the Concert Hall: Special Classical Conversation on
Zohar with Cantors Laura Croen & Michael Shochet
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Nmon Ford, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Zohar (DC-area premiere)
Requiem, Op. 45
Two compositions born of deep, personal religious experiences are featured
in this concert. One of the most important choral works of the Romantic
Requiem, was written in memory of his mother, who passed away in 1865. Jonathan
Zohar (which means “radiance” in Hebrew) is based on the writings
from the Jewish mystical Kabbalah.
Baltimore-based Leshnoff has been named by
The Washington Post as one of the “gifted young composers” of this generation.
He is a leader of contemporary American lyricism whose compositions have
earned international acclaim for their accessible melodies, structural
complexity and weighty themes.
Kids age 7-17 are free. Please call the Strathmore Ticket Office directly
at (301) 581-5100 to purchase Kids free tickets. Kids free tickets are
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