Brahms’ Requiem

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 8:00pm

8pm in the Concert Hall: Special Classical Conversation on Zohar with Cantors Laura Croen & Michael Shochet

8:30pm: Downbeat

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Nmon Ford, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Leshnoff Zohar (DC-area premiere)
Brahms 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 era, Brahms’ Requiem, was written in memory of his mother, who passed away in 1865. Jonathan Leshnoff’s oratorio 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) 637-2608 to purchase Kids free tickets. Kids free tickets are not available for online purchase.