Musica Viva NY Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of WWI Conclusion With END OF THE WAR TO END ALL WARS

Musica Viva NY Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of WWI Conclusion With END OF THE WAR TO END ALL WARS

Musica Viva NY commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a program entitled the End of the War to End All Wars on Sunday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church.

The concert features mezzo-soprano Barbara Dever and the Musica Viva NY Choir led by Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez Valdez performing works by composers directly affected by World War I, including Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Holst's Ode to Death. Also on the program is a NY premiere for choir and chamber orchestra based on texts by World War I poets composed by Joseph Turrin, co-commissioned by Musica Viva NY, the New Orchestra of Washington, and the Washington Master Chorale.

Tickets, priced at $40, are available by visiting musicaviva.org/tickets or can be purchased at the door. For discounted pricing, please visit musicaviva.org for details.

Founded in 1977, Musica Viva NY shares the transcendent power of choral and instrumental music with audiences in New York City and beyond, through its annual four-concert series. The Musica Viva NY choir of thirty professionals and highly skilled volunteers performs broad repertoire, including new compositions and classic masterworks, emphasizing artistic excellence and transformative interpretations.

Additional concerts in Musica Viva NY's 2018-19 season include Musica Viva NY Presents the Aeolus Quartet on Sunday, January 27 at Bohemian National Hall; Bernstein at 100 on Sunday, March 10 at The Brick Church, celebrating Bernstein's centennial; and Homage on Sunday, May 19 at The Brick Church, spotlighting composers paying tribute to the past masters who inspired them.

Image by Richard Termine

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