The Composer's Grief
The UNM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus—under the baton of long time maestro Jorge Pérez-Gómez and featuring chorus master Juan Hernández—takes on the massive and profoundly moving German Requiem, by Johannes Brahms on Thursday, May 3; the curtain at Popejoy Hall rises at 7:30pm on this intense and sublimely solemn musical event. It's worth noting that this symphony is essential listening not because of its intrinsic sadness and sentimentality, but because of the mastery of the art Brahms displays here, very late in his career. The piece was written after the death of the composer's mother and may even reference his astonishment about the death of colleague, Robert Schumann. In any case the result is captivating and entrancing as the astute orchestrations, arrangements, and overall craftsmanship reference the new heights classical music would reach in the late 19th century. Tickets range from $5 to $15 and are available to all-ages. (August March)
Thursday May 3, 2018
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The University Chorus, Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requim. Juan Hernández, Chorus Master and Dr. Jorge Pérez-Gómez, conductor.