Tuesday, May 28, 2024 @ 7:30pm – 9:15pm (EDT)
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Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts Mozart's timeless Requiem, a work of great poignance and emotional depth. Also on the program is Sofia Gubaidulina's eerie Viola Concerto featuring soloist Antoine Tamestit. The composer famously said, "The peculiar mysteriousness and veiled quality of the viola's timbre has always been something of an acoustic enigma to me, and an object of rapture."

Runs May 23-28. Please note, the May 23 performance is sold out.

About Antoine Tamestit, viola

Violist Antoine Tamestit is internationally recognized as a leading soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, beloved for his unsurpassed technique and the much-vaunted beauty of his richly colored tone. His broad repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the present day, with his strong commitment to contemporary music is reflected in premieres of numerous works. Among the most important works Tamestit has premiered are Jörg Widmann's Viola Concerto, Thierry Escaich's La Nuit des chants, Bruno Mantovani's Concerto for Two Violas with Tabea Zimmermann, and Olga Neuwirth's Remnants of Songs and Weariness Heals Wounds.


About Amanda Forsythe, soprano

American soprano Amanda Forsythe — warmly praised for her performances on both sides of the Atlantic — is a regular soloist with the highly acclaimed Baroque ensembles Les Talens Lyriques, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik, Apollo's Fire, Opera Prima, Pacific Musicworks, Early Music Vancouver, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.


About Cecelia Hall, mezzo-soprano


About Nicholas Phan, tenor

American tenor Nicholas Phan is increasingly recognized as an artist of distinction. With an incredibly diverse repertoire that spans almost 500 years, he performs regularly with the world's leading orchestras and opera companies. An avid recitalist and a passionate advocate for art song and vocal chamber music, in 2010 Phan co-founded Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization devoted to promoting this underserved repertoire.


About Musica Sacra (New York)

Since its founding in 1964 by conductor Richard Westenburg, the mission of Musica Sacra has been to create definitive, professional, choral performances of the highest caliber, and profound statements, made simply and elegantly. It does so through concerts, recordings, the commissioning and performing of new choral works, and collaborating with other top-tier performing arts organizations.