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“Waging Peace: Music in Time of War”
April 14-17, 2005



CUA Symphony Orchestra to Perform Haunting Works

by Schöenberg, Penderecki, Bernstein and Gorecki


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America presents “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War,” as its Third Annual President’s Concert  — the highlight of the university’s performance calendar — in a four-part series beginning Thursday, April 14, and continuing through Sunday, April 17. 


WHAT:             Third Annual President’s Concert, Part II: Lessons


WHEN:             7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.         


DETAILS:         The CUA Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Kate Tamarkin,

will perform four pieces that speak to the emotional impact of war. Also performing are soprano Maureen Francis, cellist Robert Newkirk and chorus master Kevin O’Brien, directing the men of the CUA Chorus.


The selections will include Arnold Schöenberg’s “A Survivor From Warsaw,” Kristoff Penderecki’s “To the Victims of Hiroshima (Threnody),” Leonard Bernstein’s “Three Meditations from MASS for ‘Cello and Orchestra,” and Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony # 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs).


Tickets prices are $25, $15 and $10. For more information or to buy tickets, call 202-319-5416.


In addition to the four-part concert, music school faculty members have organized a President’s Symposia to accompany the “Waging Peace” performances. Films, lectures, roundtable discussions and chamber music performances will be held at CUA from April 11 through April 16. For a complete listing of concert and symposia information, visit: www.cua.edu.


MEDIA:             To cover the concert, call Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at  202-319-5600.






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