Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center
Andrew Grams, conductor
Elgin Master Chorale
Additional Artists, TBA
Experience elation and anguish, the bittersweet dichotomy of life, with this program that holds Vivaldi’s joyous Gloria and the transcendent masterwork, Mozart’s Requiem, featuring the Elgin Master Chorale and special guest soloists. Mozart worked on the Requiem even on the day he died, giving final instructions to his assistant from his death bed. The work was incomplete at his death and finished by Franz Xaver Süssmayr. One of the most famous and beloved Requiems of all time, it was performed as a memorial mass on January 19, 1964 for President John F. Kennedy.
Kathryn Siegel, ESO 2nd violin: I am always excited to play music with our Director Andrew Grams. There is really something special about the way he connects with us musicians to get our very best performance. The Mozart Requiem in the hands of the ESO and Andrew Grams promises to be a singular, not-to-be missed experience.