** This concert is co-presented as part of The Nashville Symphony's "Violins of Hope". For more information, please visit violinsofhopenashville.com **
This two-part series is part of a city-wide dialogue on the arts and social justice, presented in conjunction with the Nashville Symphony and the Violins of Hope exhibit, commemorating musicians in Nazi concentration camps. On April 25, Joy Calico of the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, will present a lecture, “Violins. Of Hope?”. A concert on May 2, including Portara performing the Bach cantata “Feed the hungry with bread” (BWV 39) and the Nashville Concerto Orchestra playing Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 “Songs of Sorrow”, will explore the power of music to respond to oppression, give hope, and spur action.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata 39 "Bring the Hungry their Bread"
featuring Portara Vocal Ensemble
Henryk Gorecki - "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
featuring Rebekah Alexander, soprano
accompanied by The Nashville Concerto Orchestra
conducted by Woosug Kang (musical director, St. George's Episcopal Church)
Suggested donation $10