National Philharmonic: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 8pm

The Music Center

National Philharmonic
Music Center

National Philharmonic
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm

Esther Heideman, soprano
Shirin Eskandani, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Majestic. Visionary. Transcendent. Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is a powerful testimony of his own motto that “music is a higher revelation than any philosophy.” Beethoven himself considered it to be his greatest work. When it premiered on April 7, 1824 in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Missa Solemnis was instantly recognized as a masterpiece and meditation on mortality and transcendence.

“From the heart –may it go to the heart.”—Beethoven wrote in his score for Missa Solemnis.

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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

Missa Solemnis