DESSOFF SINGS WHITMAN
Tickets now on sale for our 94th Season!
Thank you. We are grateful for all of our audiences throughout our 93rd season. The glorious sounds and messages of peace and freedom from our final concert are still resonating in our hearts.
Next season we celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of poet and journalist Walt Whitman. As Malcolm J. Merriweather, Dessoff’s ninth Music Director explains, “I am excited about our 94th season because it honors an American icon whose life and works have been an inspiration for artists and musicians everywhere.”
We will be surveying some of the most exquisite choral settings of his poetry written throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and offering world premieres of pieces commissioned by and composed for Dessoff. Some of the venerated composers you will hear are William Schuman, Kurt Weill, Howard Hanson, and Gregg Smith. And Dessoff will continue its tradition of contributing to the choral repertory by commissioning four new works incorporating Walt Whitman texts by composers Eve Beglarian, Douglas Geers, Tania León, and Matthew Aucoin.
New for next year, we invite you to enjoy our pre-concert talks (and a little wine) with our composers, scholars, guest artists, and singers. We hope you will join us next season as Dessoff Sings Whitman!
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