National Philharmonic: 200th Anniversary of Haydn and Mendelssohn
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore
Sherri Seiden, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Leif Aruhn-Solén, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Predrag Gosta, conductor
Guest conductor Predrag Gosta makes his Strathmore debut in a concert that celebrates Mendelssohn’s birth and pays homage to Haydn’s passing 200 years ago. The Lord Nelson Mass, named for the British admiral who defeated Napoleon in Egypt and Italy, calls for dramatic soaring runs for the soprano and culminates in a jubilant finale. Rediscovered in the 1980s, Mendelssohn’s grand choral Symphony No. 2 was composed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing.
HAYDN Lord Nelson Mass
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 2, “Hymn of Praise”
Kids ages 7-17 are free. Please call the Strathmore Ticket Office directly at (301) 581-5100 to purchase Kids free tickets. Kids free tickets are not available for online purchase.