NatPhil: l’Éternel

National Philharmonic
& The Washington Chorus Present



Sat, May 11, 2024 | 7:30pm

$19 - $99

Chorale 3 Boulanger Stravinsky And Beethoven

The Music Center at Strathmore

Please note this event is not presented by Strathmore and tickets are exempt from Strathmore’s refund/exchange policy.

National Philharmonic and The Washington Chorus reunite under the baton of TWC Artistic Director Eugene Rogers for a program highlighting the brilliant choral works of Lili Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The intricate harmonies, expressive melodies, and expansive orchestration of Boulanger’s Psalm 24 paint a picture of the composer’s faith and immense talent. While Symphony of Psalms is a profound work that blends religious texts into Stravinsky’s unique musical vision, using dissonant harmonies and shifting meters to create a sense of drama and tension. 

The Mass in C Major—known as the Missa in C—bridges Beethoven’s classical early works and his more experimental compositions, showcasing his masterful understanding of the power of orchestra and chorale. The Missa in C is unique in its clarity and simplicity, conveying moving spiritual themes in a work that remains a beloved staple of the choral repertoire to this day.