Sounds of Remembrance

Sunday, January 24, 2016
concert-clock 5:00 pm
concert-pin All Souls Church

As listeners we often go to concerts to be uplifted, thrilled, and inspired but not very often to be challenged.  I believe that music has the power to make us look inwards and to make us ponder.  In Musica Viva’s next concert, Sounds of Remembrance, six extraordinary musical compositions and seven powerful poems are interwoven to create a continuum of sound that will challenge you to reflect and remember.  I look forward to sharing this unique and moving program with you on Sunday, January 24 at 5PM at All Souls Church.

~ Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Artistic Director


The End and the Beginning by Wisława Szymborska

Adagio molto, from String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber

Dirge without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

Death, be not proud by John Donne

WTC 9/11 by Steve Reich

Canzone by W. H. Auden

Cavatina, from String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Poem after the seventh word by Mark Strand

The Ecstasies Above by Tarik O’Regan

Remember by Christina Rossetti

The Thing Is by Ellen Bass

There will be rest by Frank Ticheli

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