Mozart composed his angelic motet less than six months before his death. In the remarkable span of nine days in 1739, Handel composed a tribute to St. Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music. Staking a role for music in the creation of the world, it asks, “What passion cannot Music raise and quell?” Nary a one, as evidenced by this sublime celestial celebration.
“[Phan is] vocally and dramatically at the level of the finest international artists.” —CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Concert Length: Approximately 2 Hours