Britten: Bychkov conducts War Requiem

Renowned maestro Semyon Bychkov and a marvelous cast of soloists join the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus to mark the Benjamin Britten centenary with one of Western music’s foremost masterpieces. Britten’s War Requiem, considered by many to be the composer’s greatest work, juxtaposes the Latin Requiem Mass with verses by the World War I poet Wilfred Owen, offering one of the canon’s greatest artistic responses to war and its victims. It’s a rare performance of an epic work not to be missed.


Conductor/Performers

Semyon Bychkov

conductor

Christine Brewer

soprano

James Gilchrist

tenor

Roderick Williams

baritone

San Francisco Symphony Chorus

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Britten

War Requiem

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert: Approx. 1h 25m

Please note there is no intermission.


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Britten's War Requiem  

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Meet Christine Brewer at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concerts.