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NYCHORAL Presents Honegger's King David
Central Synagogue
New York, NY
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David Hayes, Conductor
Hannah Spierman, Soprano
Heather Johnson, Mezzo Soprano
Benjamin Warschawski, Tenor


NYCHORAL will present Arthur Honegger's monumental and magnificent biblical epic Le Roi David (King David) in the spectacular setting of Manhattan's historic Central Synagogue. It is the story of King David, a dramatic psalm, with music expressing the wide range of emotions surrounding the complete circle of David's life.

Incorporating elements of music, dance and narration, the performance will provide audiences 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.  But they are characters whose complex tales of rivalry, jealousy and violence still resonate today.

Le Roi David (King David)  Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

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 Honegger's 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 son's death and finally his own death.
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Date
Feb 28, 2019 8:00 PM



Admission Level Price Quantity
General Admission $45.00 ($47.57 w/service fee)
General Admission  
 
Delivery
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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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