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.
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.