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NOW concert insert 19 by Michael KeyThe New Orchestra of Washington in concert (Photo by Michael Key)

New Orchestra of Washington hosts Armistice Concert "End of the War to End All Wars" 

By Grace Cho
Executive Director, New Orchestra of Washington

One Saturday, November 10, 2018, the New Orchestra of Washington will host a concert dedicated to the Armistice Day on November 10 at 5PM at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street Northwest Washington, DC,

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I – the Great War – ended. The New Orchestra of Washington, Washington Master Chorale, and Musica Viva NY commemorate this solemn occasion one hundred years later with a co-commission from acclaimed American composer Joseph Turrin, based on texts by war poets. The program also features works by Holst and and Ravel, both composers directly affected by World War I.

Turrin highJoseph TurrinA second performance will be given on November 11th in NYC at All Souls Church in Manhattan.

Program

RADIOHEAD Harry Patch (in memory of), arr. Stephen Ke

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin, arr. Stephen Key

HOLST Ode to Death, arr. Stephen Key

-intermission-

TURRIN And Crimson Roses Once Again Be Fair* (A work for choir and chamber orchestra based on texts by WWI poets, Co-commission by Musica Viva NY and the New Orchestra of Washington)

*World Premier

Featured Artists:

Joseph Turrin

New Orchestra of Washington; Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor

Washington Master Chorale; Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director

Read more on the musicaviva.org web site.

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