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Mozart Mass in C Minor

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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IVES The Unanswered Question
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
MOZART Mass in C minor

Marcelo Lehninger, Conductor
Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, Director
Martha Guth, Soprano | Susan Platts, Mezzo
John Matthew Myers, Tenor | Dashon Burton, Bass-Baritone

Mozart and Schubert both died in their 30s. The former left his Great Mass in C minor incomplete, and the latter’s Symphony No. 8 remained unfinished at their respective deaths. Yet the elegance and lyrical beauty of both have captivated audiences ever since. Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for the Mass in C minor, which Mozart composed with his wife, Constanze, in mind as the soprano soloist, hoping that his new bride’s performance would impress his father, Leopold Mozart. Regarding The Unanswered Question by the Yankee iconoclast Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers, declared it to be “among the finest works ever created by an American artist.”

Series Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Helen DeVos
Guest Artist Sponsored by Edith I. Blodgett Guest Artist Fund
Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus Sponsor: Mary Tuuk


DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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