MUSIC IN WARTIME: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Date: Thursday, December 07, 2017 – 7:30pm
Washington National Cathedral
Location: Washington (DC) - USA

MUSIC IN WARTIME: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

  • PostClassical Ensemble
  • conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
  • William Sharp, baritone
  • Alexander Shtarkman, piano
  • Netanel Draiblate, violin
  • Benjamin Capps, cello
  • The Cathedral Choir 
  • Commentary by James Loeffler

Hanns Eisler: Workers’ Choruses
The Hollywood Songbook (excerpts)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2
Arnold Schoenberg: The Ode to Napoleon

For Pearl Harbor Day, we juxtapose galvanizing responses to World War II by Dmitri Shostakovich, Arnold Schoenberg, and Hanns Eisler. With the Cathedral Choir and members of PCE conducted by Michael McCarthy and Angel Gil-Ordóñez. This program, including FDR’s declaration of war on Japan, juxtaposes three galvanizing musical responses to World War II. The concert begins with a wartime Eisler/Brecht workers’ song sung as a processional.

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