Chiaroscuro—the contrast of light and dark—has such power!
CpM's 2011-12 season explores that contrast. Our first performance moves from Brahms's moody motet Warum ist das Licht gegeben (which in itself moves from dark to light) through Kodály's powerful Missa Brevis (written while in hiding from the Nazis) to works of light including three exciting works by living composers.
Our 2011 Holiday Concert pairs seasonal favorites with Respighi's luscious Laud to the Nativity, and will end with our trademark candlelit finale. The two spring concerts are a stunning dark and light pairing in themselves. Britten's massive War Requiem (celebrating the New England Philharmonics 35th anniversary and including the Boston Children's Chorus and the Providence Singers) followed by Haydn's effervescent Creation in Jordan Hall. I'm particularly excited about the Creation, which we'll be presenting with the chorus up front, as Haydn did!
Don't be left in the dark - it's a season not to be missed!