Legacy and Life
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker, conductor
Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, visual producer
Legacy and Life begins with the East Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky‘s Take Him, Earth, written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Texts by Prudentius, Aeschylus, and Shakespeare express the universality of the human condition.
Honoring the 200th anniversary of his birth, Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem follows. Enhanced by visual images, this performance honors the life and legacy of Kennedy and may inspire you to reflect on how your life may influence your own legacy. Experience this masterwork within a contemporary context.
Performance Timing: Part One – 15 min.; Intermission – 20 min.; Part Two – 90 min.