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Masterworks Concert Featuring Poulenc’s Gloria
November 1, 2019 - November 2, 2019
The UWM choirs and symphony orchestra join forces to present three 20th-century masterworks. The program is anchored by Francis Poulenc’s resplendent Gloria featuring the combined UWM choirs and symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Zack Durlam.
The first half of the concert features two related works:
Fern Hill by John Corigliano, premiered in the same year as Poulenc’s Gloria (1961). The work sets a wistful poem by Dylan Thomas recalling summer childhood holidays spent on an uncle’s farm. Fern Hill will be performed by the UWM Concert Chorale and Chamber Orchestra led by Dr. Zack Durlam.
Darius Milhaud, like Poulenc, was a member of Les Six, a collection of 20th-century French composers who rebelled against the impressionistic style of Debussy and Ravel. Milhaud composed his Le Boef sur le toit to accompany a surrealist ballet, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the composition. Le Boef sur le toit, will be performed by the UWM Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Jun Kim.
Both performances will start at 7:30 p.m.
General – $12* / Senior & faculty and staff – $10* / Students & under 18 – $5*