MEMORIA – a cantata to mark the Centenary of the Armistice
With Pennsylvania State University Concert Choir
Prior to each performance, audience members will be immersed in a gallery/museum experience in Music Building I and the Recital Hall Lobby, featuring reproductions and projections of pictures and posters from World War I, supplied by the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State, and the Palmer Museum of Art.
About MEMORIA: A Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice, the composer writes, “Debate regarding the necessity, the meaning, and the ultimate value of this vast conflict began while the War was yet raging and has continued throughout the century that followed. Employing for the most part English poetry created during the War years or soon after, MEMORIA is a choral cantata with instrumental accompaniment that grapples with the issues of this fundamental debate. The composer of MEMORIA hopes that, besides simply reminding contemporary audiences of the enormity and horror of the War, this cantata will also suggest how needful it is to hear all of the voices if one is after the truth.”
Audience members are encouraged to allow 30 minutes to view the exhibits prior to the concert. Admission is free, but to ensure a ticket, advance reservations are strongly recommended by calling Dr. Christopher Kiver at 814 863 4400. Deadline for reservations is 5:00PM on Thursday, November 8. Some seats will be held for those unable to make reservations by the deadline.
- 16.00 - 17.30
- First Performance
- 19.30 - 21.00
- Second Performance