Spring Symphony: Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Chamber Singers
William White, conductor
Arwen Myers, soprano
Stephen Rumph, tenor
Damien Geter, bass
Boulanger D'un matin de printemps
Brahms Vier Gesänge
Bach Der Himmel Lacht!, BWV 31
Schumann Symphony No. 1 ("Spring")
We conclude our 49th season with a wave of fresh air and a ray of sunshine. Our season-long retrospective of the music of Lili Boulanger culminates with one of her final compositions, D'un matin de printemps ("Of a spring morning"), a bright and impressionistic work for orchestra that owes much of its musical language to Claude Debussy. This is followed by Johannes Brahms' Opus 17 collection of four songs scored for the unusual combination of women's choir, two horns and harp. We conclude the first half of our concert with Bach's sunny Easter cantata Der Himmel Lacht! ("The sky is laughing!"), a festive work for soloists, choir and orchestra.
Our grand finale is Robert Schumann's "Spring" Symphony, which the composer said "was written in that rush of spring which carries a man away even in his old age, and comes over him anew every year." Full of sparkle and verve (and sketched out in a mere four days!), it brims with spontaneity.
First Free Methodist Church (View)
3200 Third Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
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