April 5, 2011

RPO and Eastman-Rochester Chorus Perform Brahms' Monumental German Requiem

Hailed by generations of audiences, Brahms' A German Requiem is a monumental masterpiece that addresses universal themes of death, faith, and transition. This magnificent work will be performed live by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus on April 7 at 7:30 pm and April 9 at 8:00 pm in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Christopher Seaman, Photo Courtesy Walter Colley Images
Christopher Seaman, Photo Courtesy Walter Colley Images

RPO Music Director Christopher Seaman conducts this unforgettable evening, which also features soloists Kathryn Lewek and Tyler Duncan. The first half of the concert includes selections from Handel's Water Music.

Soprano Kathryn Lewek earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including performances in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Lewek has performed with the RPO on several occasions, including last month's Symphony 101 concert, in which she was a guest artist for Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music.

Lewek will be joined onstage by Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan in his RPO debut. Duncan has performed acclaimed recitals around the world, and has performed leading roles with numerous opera companies, including the title role of The Marriage of Figaro with the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

Click here for more information on the Brahms Requiem, including the original German text with English translation.

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased by calling 454-2100, or by clicking here.

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