End of the War to End All Wars
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I – the Great War – ended. Musica Viva NY and the New Orchestra of Washington 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 Ravel, both composers directly affected by World War I.
Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17, 1919)
Ode to Death (1919)
Harry Patch (In Memory Of)
Arr. for voice and strings by Shawn Bartels and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
And Crimson Roses Once Again Be Fair (2018)
A work for choir and chamber orchestra based on texts by WWI poets
(New York premiere)
Co-commission by Musica Viva NY, the New Orchestra of Washington and Washington Master Chorale marking the end of WWI.