The Harvard Choruses present
with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Children's Chorus
A Child of Our Time
Michael Tippett composed A Child of Our Time (1939-41) as a response to the violent atrocities
and scapegoating in Europe preceding the Second World War. Inspired by wide-ranging influences from African American spirituals, Jungian psychology, to the modernist poetry of T.S. Eliot, as well as jazz, tango, and the oratorios of Handel and Bach, Tippett’s universal pleas for compassion, unity, and tolerance remain as harrowingly resonant today as they did in his time.
The intrepid Boston Modern Orchestra Project joins the Harvard Choruses, along with the
Boston Children’s Chorus, the Harvard Alumni Chorus, and four internationally renowned vocal soloists in a rare performance of this seminal 20th-century masterwork. The program also features Trevor Weston’s Griot Legacies (2014), a stirring celebration of the diversity,
power,and legacy of the African American Spiritual.
Sanders Theatre | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm
With a pre-concert talk with Trevor Weston at 7:00 pm.
This concert is made possible by the Barbara Connolly Lewis Memorial Fund.
The Harvard Choruses | Boston Children’s Chorus
HGC/RCS 1967 Reunion Choir
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
And featuring solos by:
Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano | Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano
Dann Coakwell, tenor | Dashon Burton, baritone
Andrew Clark, conductor
Students $10 (SEF Eligible) | General Admission $20+
Tickets also available at the door.
Free parking for this event is available at Broadway Garage (7 Felton St).
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