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 IV: “…and then Silent Bugles”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 17
WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
DETAILS: CUA concludes “Waging Peace: Music in Time of War,” a concert in four
parts, with a concert/drama presentation of Benjamin Britten’s “War
Requiem,” a 1962 piece commissioned for the reconsecration of a British
cathedral destroyed during World War II. Conceived of as a public statement
of Britten’s anti-war sentiments, the work combines the Latin Mass for the Dead with excerpts from the poetry of World War I casualty Wilfred Owen. In addition to the original score, CUA’s music school Dean Murry Sidlin has created dramatic readings and video accents to accompany the concert/drama performance.
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: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceOnlineResources.htm.
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