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This concert program emotionally resonates with the juxtaposition of lightness and darkness and highs and lows, through brilliant music and voices, with works by Anton Bruckner and Morten Lauridsen.

Morten Lauridsen‘s Lux Aeterna (“eternal light” in Latin) is a deeply moving expression of grief and mercy. The piece, written by Lauridsen in the year of his mother’s death, often calls comparison to requiems by Gabriel Fauré and Johannes Brahms, but firmly and deservedly holds its own. The five movements, each referencing light, make up a choral cycle interspersed with familiar moments from the traditional Catholic Requiem Mass. The CSO Chorus and the College of Charleston Concert Choir will join the orchestra for this meaningful, profound choral masterpiece.

There are few people who can claim to have a nickname created exclusively for them by Leonard Bernstein. Maestro Carl St.Clair, who grew up in Texas, is one. St.Clair, called “Cowboy” by the great conductor, was a young conducting student when he became a mentee and friend of Bernstein’s. St.Clair became an assistant conductor with the Boston Symphony for several years, held other top posts and guest conducted around the world, and is now in his fourth decade as music director of the Pacific Symphony.

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November 17, 2023
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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