DESSOFF SINGS WHITMAN
Tickets now on sale for our 94th Season!
Our new season honors the poet and journalist Walt Whitman on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth. 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 this 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 for Dessoff Sings Whitman!
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