CCO + WPCS: Dreams of the Fallen
May 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chicago Composers Orchestra, Allen Tinkham, Music Director
Wicker Park Choral Singers, Mark Tomasino, Artistic Director
Poetry by Brian Turner
Originally commissioned by acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Biegel and a consortium of five orchestras from around the country, Dreams of the Fallen explores a soldier’s emotional response to the experience of war using powerful texts written by Iraq War veteran and award-winning poet Brian Turner.
Arvo Pärt – Da Pacem Domine
Arvo Pärt wrote the prayer of peace “Da pacem Domine” to fulfil a commission from Jordi Savall. He began to set this ninth-century Gregorian antiphon two days after the Madrid bombings on 11 March 2004 as his personal tribute to the victims. Since then Da pacem Domine has been performed every year in Spain to commemorate the victims of this terrorist attack. Even while originally composing this four-voice piece, Pärt made allowances for variable scorings. As a result, it exists in several versions, not only for voice but also entirely for instruments.
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