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Vaughn Williams & Mendelssohn
Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, happening 2 times
One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Vaughan Williams’ blissful Fantasia on “Greensleeves” was originally used in his opera, Sir John with Love, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. His haunting Dona nobis pacem is a plea for peace in the years leading up to WWII. Mendelssohn’s elegant Symphony No. 2 echoes Beethoven’s Ninth and is a celebration of the German Reformation.
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2, Op. 52a
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Hartford Chorale Richard Coffey, music director