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June 8 @ 7:30pm – June 9 @ 2:00pm, 2019
Michael Gerdes, guest conductor
Maurice Ravel La Valse
Charles Ives From Hanover Square North
Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
George Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow
Soloists: Eden Tremayne, soprano; Anthony Whitson-Martini, baritone
We close our season with a reflection on the composer/soldiers of World War I, from Maurice Ravel to Ralph Vaughan-Williams to George Butterworth, whose life was tragically cut short in the war. Music from the same time by Charles Ives, and a favorite of Benjamin Britten, the Adagio for Strings rounds out a program that is both steeped in memory and full of messages for our own time.