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NYCHORAL Presents Honegger's King David
Central Synagogue
New York, NY
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PERFORMERS
David Hayes, Conductor
Hannah Spierman, Soprano
Heather Johnson, Mezzo Soprano
Benjamin Warschawski, Tenor
Brendan Fernandes, Artist and Choreographer
Philip Stoddard as The Narrator
Samantha E. Turlington as The Witch of Endor

NYCHORAL presents Arthur Honeggers biblical epic Le Roi David in the spectacular setting of the historic Central Synagogue in New York.

Music Director David Hayes brings together NYCHORAL, the 18-piece NYCHORAL orchestra, soprano Hannah Spierman, mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson, tenor Benjamin Warschawski and artist Brendan Fernandes in the landmark setting of Central Synagogue for a unique performance of one of Honeggers most popular and evocative works. Incorporating elements of choral and orchestral music, dance and narration, this performance returns the work to its theatrical origins with a dramatic exploration of the challenges of leadership as explored in the lives of three towering characters of the Old Testament: Samuel, Saul and David.

Honeggers Le Roi David was commissioned in 1921 by the Swiss playwright RenĂ© Morax, who was searching for someone to write incidental music for his play Le Roi David.  This gave Honegger the opportunity to be a Biblical composer like the great oratorio composers before him. The music was an instant success, firmly establishing Honeggers reputation. The piece embraces several musical styles, ranging from Gregorian chant to Baroque to jazz. It has been described as lyrical, colorful, exciting, grotesque and grand when appropriate. The piece has 27 musical movements, some instrumental but most for chorus and orchestra.  A narrator connects the scenes and the soprano, alto and tenor soloists take on different roles. The plot tells the story of King David, first as a shepherd boy, his victories in battle, relationship to Saul, rise to power, adultery, mourning his sons death and finally his own death.

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Location

Central Synagogue (View)
652 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
United States


Categories

Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: New York Choral Society
On BPT Since: Oct 16, 2014
 
NYCHORAL
212-247-3878
info@nychoral.org
www.nychoral.org
 


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