"Run to the Light...A Celebration of Life"...The Brahms Requiem

Presented by: Presented by SACRAMENTO YOUTH SYMPHONY

Appropriate for children ages 10 and older.

Powerful. Inspiring. Forever uplifting. Join the Sacramento Youth Symphony Premier Orchestra in a presentation of the Brahms Requiem. Joined by the 250 voice chorus of the Central Valley Choral Society, SYS is pleased to take you for a musical journey from darkness into light. Of his choral masterwork, A German Requiem, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) wrote: “As for the title, I must admit I should like to leave out the word ‘German’ and refer instead to ‘Humanity’.” Nowhere in A German Requiem do we glimpse the vivid darkness of the traditional requiem text’s dies irae (“day of wrath,” a detailed explication of the terrors of Judgment Day).

In the end, A German Requiem is Johannes Brahms’ magnum opus. He labored over it for eleven years (from 1857 to 1868), and it is his longest major work. While Brahms never finished an opera, his requiem is at once his most theatrical piece and a stunningly symmetrical symphonic form. It is also a candid glimpse into its composer’s heart

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Sat • May 3, 2008 • 7PM

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Jackson Hall

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