AN ELEGY FOR ALL HUMANITY

AN ELEGY FOR ALL HUMANITY

“In Mr. Hernandez-Valdez’s arrangement, “Song of Nature” runs a crowded 10 minutes or so. The music traverses the dynamic gamut, soft to loud, several times, but the message, generalized as it was, was effectively conveyed by the excellent chorus of 35 and the narrator, David Rockefeller Jr. For the requiem, Musica Viva deployed 11 players in Joachim Linckelmann’s arrangement for chamber ensemble to good effect, and again, the chorus came through loud and clear. With Devony Smith and Joseph Beutel as fine vocal soloists in the Brahms, and Shabnam Abedi in the Bernstein, this was indeed a stirring concert

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