American University will perform the North American premiere of Arnold Saltzman’s Choral Symphony: Halevi on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the National Presbyterian Church at 4:30 PM. Completed in 2017, this large-scale composition requires full symphonic orchestra, large chorus, soprano and baritone soloists, and children’s chorus. The American University Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and Chamber Singers will be joined by Janice Meyerson, mezzo-soprano, Rob McGinness, baritone, and the Strathmore Children’s Chorus.
Arnold Saltzman is a respected rabbi in the DC area and an accomplished composer whose works have been featured by a variety of ensembles, both locally and internationally. The piece is a lush, evocative symphonic setting of English translations of texts by the 12th century Hebrew poet Judah Halevi. The texts by Judah Halevi (c.1075-1141) were prepared in English translation by Raymond P. Scheindlin Professor Emeritus of Medieval Hebrew Literature at the Jewish theological Seminary, New York City.
Arnold Saltzman: A Choral Symphony: Halevi [North American Premiere Performance]
Joseph Haydn: Te Deum for Empress Maria Therese, Hob. XXIIIc:2
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