The Hudson Valley Singers present HYMN OF LOVE, featuring the music of Weber, Schumann, and Nielsen conducted by Eugene Sirotkine and joined by the Masters School Young Singers, Jennifer Carnevale, Director, and The New York Metamorphoses Orchestra.
Performed before a backdrop of Willy Pogeny's 1921 murals "Scenes from Children's Literature," HYMN OF LOVE celebrates the love of children and youth in a time when violence against them is all too common.
The evening includes Adventlied by Robert Schumann focusing on the joy in awaiting the birth of a child, Requiem for Mignon, also by Robert Schumann, on love and grief at the death of a cherished youth, Piano Concerto #1 by Carl Maria von Weber, composed when Weber was a very young man, Aladdin Suite by Carl Nielsen, joyous dances and marches inspired by children's literature, and Hymnus Amoris, also by Carl Nielsen on love and childhood, youth, manhood, and old age.
The performance's soloists include:
Eleni Calenos, Soprano?Liana Brooke, Soprano?Alexandra Lushtak, Mezzo-Soprano?Robert Garner, Baritone
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