DCINY Presents THE GLORY OF FREEDOM At Carnegie Hall, 2/19
On February 19, 2017 at 1PM, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will present 'The Glory of Freedom' at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage coinciding with President's Day Weekend. Guest Conductor Lee Nelson will conduct Randall Thompson's The Testament of Freedom in honor of President's Day. Featured performers include the West Point Alumni Glee Club, an ensemble consisting of retired West Point graduates.
The Testament of Freedom was written to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Thomas Jefferson and to acknowledge his role in founding the University of Virginia. Since then, the work's dramatically soaring, hymn-like melodies and compelling harmonic structure set atop the Founding Father's stirring prose has made it a staple of the male chorus repertoire. Its premiere was 71 years ago at Carnegie Hall, on April 14, 1945 as part of a concert in memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died two days earlier, making it all the more appropriate to have the work performed on President's Day Weekend so many decades later.
Dr. James Mick, director of the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, will lead a program including works by Wagner, Mahler, Marquez and others. Additionally, Erin Freeman makes her DCINY conductor debut as she leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International in a performance of Poulenc's Gloria.
'The Glory of Freedom'
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Randall Thompson The Testament of Freedom
Works by WAGNER, MAHLER, MARQUEZ and others
Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Dr. James Mick, Director
Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Dr. Lee Nelson, DCINY Guest Conductor
Dr. Erin Freeman, DCINY Guest Conductor
Tickets Start at $20
Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
More information about the concert: http://www.dciny.org/concerts/256118-2/