Missa Solemnis

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Thomas Dausgaard I Photo by Thomas Grondahl

The Program

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

With English supertitles

The Artists

Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Malin Christensson, soprano

Kristina Hammarström, mezzo-soprano

Michael Weinius, tenor

Josef Wagner, bass

Swedish Radio Choir

Peter Dijkstra, choral director

Beethoven’s sublime choral masterpiece speaks of the joys and suffering of faith. Historically deemed too big for the church, Beethoven’s setting of the Catholic mass evokes the power, hope, and inevitability of existence. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, under “kinetic” conductor Thomas Dausgaard (New York Times), accompanies a stellar cast along with the Swedish Radio Choir, named one of the world’s leading choirs by Gramophone.

“Dausgaard’s forces weaved through with authority and luminous beauty. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.” Times (U.K.) on Thomas Dausgaard
“Every now and then an orchestra comes along with a sound that is surprising and fresh. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, led by its music director, Thomas Dausgaard, produced a distinctive and consistently vibrant sound.” —New York Times

These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters.
Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.