AU Symphony & Chorus: Verdi & Brahms (Updated 4/3/13)
April 12 to 13 (2013)
Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
Purchase tickets online at american.tix.com or call 202-885-ARTS
This annual collaboration between the AU Symphony Orchestra and AU Chorus is a real celebration and involves over 130 instrumentalists and singers performing on stage. This concert will feature two conductors: Yaniv Dinur, AU's director of Orchestral Activities, and Laura Petravage, AU's choir conductor in residence.
The program will open with: Nänie, a poem by Heinrich Schiller set to beautiful music by Johannes Brahms. The main piece on the program will be Verdi's Four Sacred Pieces—a monumental piece which is a combination of two worlds: sacred music together with what Verdi was most famous for—opera.