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


CUA Concludes 3rd Annual President’s Concert with

Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’


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.

                        Washington, D.C.         


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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