Wednesday, May 8, 2013

John Malveaux: 'Janai Brugger will be a featured soloist on May 10th MAY FESTIVAL date with Cincinnati Symphony'

Janai Brugger
(Chester Higgins/New York Times)

John Malveaux of writes:

Janai Brugger will be a featured soloist on May 10th MAY FESTIVAL date with Cincinnati Symphony. See
John Malveaux

May Festival: America's Premier Choral Festival
James Conlon, Music DirectorEternal Comfort
Music Hall 8    
ZEMLINSKY Psalm 23 The Good Shepherd

MOZART Requiem KV 626
James Conlon conducting
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, Director
May Festival Youth Chorus, James Bagwell, Director
Janai Brugger, soprano
Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano
Richard Croft, tenor
Jordan Bisch, bass
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The story behind the Mozart Requiem has long been shrouded in mystery, as was famously dramatized in the film and play Amadeus.

Two inspiring late-Romantic Psalm settings by exiled Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky complete this radiant program. Psalm 23, perhaps the best known of the Psalms, is joyful in its setting of the comforting pastoral text, while Psalm 13 (How long will you forget me?) offers a grandiose and colorful picture of salvation. Zemlinsky fled from Germany in 1933 and Psalm 13 expresses his sense of insecurity in the troubled world around him.

Pre-Concert Recital 7 pm Music Hall
Janai Brugger, soprano

Renate Rohlfing piano
Free to concert ticketholders

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