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Carolina Performing Arts: Britten’s War Requiem, Op. 66
March 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$$
British composer Benjamin Britten’s huge and tremendously powerful War Requiem was acclaimed as a masterpiece from its inception. Dedicated to four friends who were killed during World War I and interspersing the Latin Mass for the Dead with nine poems by English poet Wilfred Owen—a World War I foot soldier killed a week before the Armistice—Britten’s anti-war sentiment is drenched in the senseless brutality inflicted on youth in battle. Four-time Grammy-winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey returns to Memorial Hall with fellow opera stars Christine Goerke—a Grammy-winning soprano—and bass-baritone Nathan Gunn, performing with our very own students in the UNC Symphony Orchestra led by Tonu Kalam and UNC’s Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers, along with special guests, The Raleigh Boychoir led by Susan Klebanow. This performance is a collaboration between Carolina Performing Arts and the Department of Music, and tickets are available via the Memorial Hall box office (919-843-3333).