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Presented by the Oratorio Society of New York in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Polish Music Publishing House

Oratorio Society of New York

The Centennial of the Armistice and of Polish Independence
Sunday, November 11, 2018 2 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Commemorating the centennials of the WWI armistice and Polish independence, the Oratorio Society of New York presents a concert of Polish masterworks and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. The performance opens with conductor Kent Tritle leading the 200-voice chorus, soloists, and orchestra in Górecki’s Euntes ibant et flebant followed by Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, which combines traditional liturgical text with Polish folk music. The concert concludes with Vaughan Williams's plea for peace.

Performers

Oratorio Society of New York
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Ewa Plonka, Mezzo-Soprano
Jesse Blumberg, Baritone
Chorus and Orchestra of the Society

Program

GÓRECKI Euntes ibant et flebant
SZYMANOWSKI Stabat Mater, Op. 53
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona Nobis Pacem

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