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Andreas Delfs conducts a World Premiere and Brahms’ German Requiem 06/11 @8pm

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Jasmine Habersham sings the world premiere of "A Rage of Peace" with the RPO

“I was blown away at the magnitude of our universe. When I think about who we are as a people, we're practically nothing, yet we're everything.” - Jasmine Habersham, soprano

DERRICK SKYE A Rage of Peace (RPO Commission)
BRAHMS A German Requiem

Andreas Delfs, conductor
Jasmine Habersham, soprano
Christopher Maltman, baritone
Eastman-Rochester Chorus

Tyler Cervini
The Eastman Rochester Chorus, RPO, and soloists Jasmine Habersham and Christopher Maltman with conductor Andreas Delfs

Los Angeles based composer Derrick Skye was “in the house” in November 2022 when the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of his work commissioned by the RPO as a companion piece to the Brahms Requiem. A Rage of Peace explores themes of motherhood, mentorship, and love for those around you. Brahms’ German Requiem, called a “Human Requiem” by the composer himself, was crafted to comfort the living in the face of mortality. Brahms wrote the piece while grieving the death of his mother.

Andreas Delfs rehearses the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with baritone Christopher Maltman

Read critic Daniel Kushner’s review here.

Hear more from the artists, including composer Derrick Skye, in conversation with WXXI’s Julia Figueras.

WXXI Classical presents the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-2023 season on Mondays at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1. Brenda Tremblay hosts.

This concert will be rebroadcast on September 11, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

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