Thirsting for Hope: Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers
Thirsting for Hope
Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Alastair Willis, conductor
Mendelssohn Psalm 42, Op. 42
Brooks The Migration and Death of Esperanza Soledad Hernández [world premiere]
Dvorák Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Antonín Dvorák wrote his seventh symphony during a time of personal turmoil and tribulation after the deaths of his mother and his beloved eldest child -- one page of the manuscript reads, "From the sad years." Throughout the symphony the composer searches for hope and joy: "What is in my mind is Love, God and my Fatherland," he confessed to a close friend. The search for God and spiritual enlightenment is also at the core of Felix Mendelssohn's sublime setting of Psalm 42: the image of a deer longing for fresh water is a symbolic representation of humankind's ongoing search for spiritual comfort and joy in the light of God.
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Seattle, WA 98119
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