Mozart Mass in C Minor

11/17/2018, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Ives The Unanswered Question
Schubert Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Mozart Mass in C minor

Marcelo Lehninger Conductor | Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus,  Pearl Shangkuan, Director |
Martha Guth Soprano |  Susan Platts Mezzo | John Matthew Myers Tenor | Dashon Burton Bass-Baritone

Mozart and Schubert both died in their 30s. The former left his Great Mass in C minor incomplete, and the latter’s Symphony No. 8 remained unfinished at their respective deaths. Yet the elegance and lyrical beauty of both have captivated audiences ever since.  Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for the Mass in C minor, which Mozart composed with his wife, Constanze, in mind as the soprano soloist, hoping that his new bride’s performance would impress his father, Leopold Mozart. Regarding The Unanswered Question by the Yankee iconoclast Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers, declared it to be “among the finest works ever created by an American artist.”
SPECIAL EVENT: The Grand Rapids Symphony Friends will be hosting a discussion of the book Famous Father Girl, written by Jamie Bernstein. This takes place on Thursday, November 1 at 3 pm at Schuler Books on 28th Street. We hope to see you there!

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Tune in to our concert rebroadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio on Sunday, March 31 at 1 pm.

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Series Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Helen DeVos  |  Guest Artist Sponsored by Edith I. Blodgett Guest Artist Fund
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Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus Sponsor: Mary E. Tuuk

Beginning this season, new security measures will be in place. All patrons must pass through metal detectors upon entering the venue. All bags are subject to inspection. Bags larger than 14 x 14 x 6 inches will not be permitted.