Mozart’s Requiem at Bankhead Theater March 7
Date: February 9, 2010
Location: California, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
The Valley Concert Chorale, the Tri-Valley's premiere chorus, in collaboration with the Las Positas Chamber Choir and the San Francisco Concert Chorale, will perform Mozart’s powerful and moving choral masterpiece Requiem on Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater. The theater is located at 2400 First Street in downtown Livermore.
Under the direction of John Emory Bush, the Requiem will be accompanied by a full orchestra and professional soloists. However, not all performances of the Requiem are the same, that is, not even the same musical score.
“Mozart never finished the Requiem before his death,” explains Bush. “The version known to the general public was completed by Mozart’s assistant Franz Süssmayr. Many musicians have attempted to complete the Requiem as Mozart would have intended, removing deficiencies introduced by Süssmayr. We will perform the most recent completion by Robert Levin, a highly recognized Mozart scholar and theorist, and professor of Humanities at Harvard University.” The Levin version was premiered in August 1991, by Helmuth Rilling at the European Music Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. That performance was met with a standing ovation.
$33, $30, and $27; students $12. Tickets available only through the Bankhead Theater. Call (925) 373-6800, or online at www.bankheadtheater.org. Ticket office hours are Monday through Saturday, Noon to 6p.m., and on performance days, Noon through intermission.
More information about the Valley Concert Chorale is available at www.valleyconcertchorale.org or by calling the general information line at (925) 866-4003.