Fauré’s Requiem stands apart from other works in the genre by expressing an intimate, comforting, and ultimately peaceful view of death and the deliverance it can offer. This lush work is paired with the equally exquisite Mass for Double Choir by Frank Martin, a personal contemplation of God rooted in chant, and Roxanna Panufnik’s Zen Love Song, a contemporary contemplation of loss set to a traditional Japanese lullaby.
Jenny Wong, conductor
Namhee Han, organ
Kiku Day, shakuhachi
Christina Bristow, soprano
Steve Pence, baritone
62 voices, chamber orchestra, shakuhachi
Full Series, Classic Series, Matinee Series (Sat.)
This program is made possible with generous support from Joyce and Aubrey Chernick, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the E. Nakamichi Foundation.