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