Beethoven’s sublime choral masterpiece speaks of the joys and suffering of faith. Historically deemed too big for the church, Beethoven’s setting of the Catholic mass evokes the power, hope, and inevitability of existence. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, under “kinetic” conductor Thomas Dausgaard (New York Times), accompanies a stellar cast along with the Swedish Radio Choir, named one of the world’s leading choirs by Gramophone.
This performance is also a part of the White Light Festival.
“Dausgaard’s forces weaved through with authority and luminous beauty. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”– Times (U.K.) on Thomas Dausgaard
“Every now and then an orchestra comes along with a sound that is surprising and fresh. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, led by its music director, Thomas Dausgaard, produced a distinctive and consistently vibrant sound.”– New York Times
Sunday, November 12 David Geffen Hall
Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
This event is part of: Symphonic Masters 1
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Malin Christensson, soprano
Kristina Hammarström, mezzo-soprano
Michael Weinius, tenor
Josef Wagner, bass
Swedish Radio Choir
Peter Dijkstra, choral director
With English supertitles
These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters.
Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.
For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.