The featured work for our March concert is Mozart’s celebrated Requiem. We will perform a remarkable completion of this masterpiece by Mozart scholar and musicologist Robert D. Levin. This edition premiered in 1991 and contains new musical material, including an Amen fugue (based on Mozart’s own sketches) at the end of the Lacrymosa, as well as new realizations of the Osanna fugues in the Sanctus/Benedictus. Levin also made improvements in part-writing and orchestration which lend greater clarity and transparency to the work.
Also on the program are Toward the Unknown Region, a “festival” cantata for chorus and orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams, poetry by Walt Whitman, and Beethoven’s overture to The Creatures of Prometheus.
Our soloists for this concert are a set of highly respected West Coast musicians, all of whom perform extensively in the Bay Area and beyond: Claire Kelm, soprano, Danielle Sampson alto, Elliott Encarnación tenor, and Nikolas Nackley, bass. Performer’s bios are posted to the BCG Blog.
For this collaborative performance, James Richard Frieman, NMCO’s Music Director, will conduct the Mozart Requiem, and Sanford Dole, BCG’s Artistic Director, will conduct the Vaughan Williams and Beethoven.
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd, Campbell
First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
First United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton (at Webster), Palo Alto