A Concert of Peace and Unity from Pittsburgh on tonight’s “Evening Concert”

January 22, 2020
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 it’s the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. You’ll hear Arvo Pärt’s “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten” and Mendelssohn’s “Lift Thine Eyes” chorus from “Elijah”.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts.  Also on the program, music of Ravel, Shostakovich, and Brahms.

Wednesday January 22: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO 19-20_04) (New Season)

A Concert of Peace and Unity to honor the victims of the October 2018 Pittsburgh Synagogue attack. 

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Itzhak Perlman, violin; Michael Rusinek, clarinet; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Matthew Mehaffey, director

Arvo Part’s: “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten;”

Maurice Ravel’s: “Kaddish” from Deux Melodies Hebraiques for Clarinet and String Orchestra;

(READING: “Mourner’s Kaddish”);

Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Largo” from Symphony No. 5;

(READING: “Faith” by Arthur Guiterman; “Eli, Eli, A Walk to Caesarea” by Hannah Senesh);

David Zehavi’s “Eli, Eli;”

[Moment of Silence];

James MacMillan’s “Larghetto” for Orchestra;

(READING: “Prayer for Peace” by Satish Kumar);

Felix Mendelssohn’s “Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains” from Elijah;

Johannes Brahms’ “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen” from A German Requiem;

Three Pieces from Schindler’s List for Violin and Orchestra;

(READING: “We Remember Them” by Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer; “Mishlei, Proverbs 3:1, 18; Original Text by Ari Mahler);

Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from Variations on an Original Theme, “Enigma;”

[Fill: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia; William Steinberg, conductor];


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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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