May Festival Concludes This Weekend with Ethereal Dream Project, BACH MASTERPIECE
Fans are still buzzing this Monday morning after opening weekend of the annual Cincinnati May Festival. The second and final weekend of the Festival will take place this weekend--Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27--at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati.
The choral festival, the oldest of its kind on the continent, will incorporate choral masterpieces performed by the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) alongside world-renowned guest conductors and soloists, as well as an immersive new concert experience dubbed "The Dream Project" curated by 2017 May Festival Creative Partner Gerard McBurney.
The second "Dream Project" performance curated by Mr. McBurney will feature Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, a rarely performed choral masterpiece. This performance will incorporate stunning theatrical elements, movement artists, lighting and other stunning theatrical elements (see photos from last week's Dream Project performance).
The 2017 May Festival concludes with Bach's beloved B Minor Mass. As one of the composer's final works, it is widely regarded as one of the finest works of music ever created.