Verdi Requiem Bound for Lincoln Center
Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem will resound through Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, brought to life by some 350 students from the choir, chorus, women’s chorale, and symphony orchestra under the direction of Lawrence Doebler. Vocal soloists will be soprano Sharon Sweet, mezzo soprano Leah Summers, tenor David Parks, and baritone Randie Blooding. Sweet, who earned her master's degree at Ithaca College in 1978, has gone on to an international career including major roles in Europe and at the Metropolitan Opera. Jeffery Meyer will also lead the orchestra in the Tragic Overture by Johannes Brahms. The concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15. Tickets are available from the Lincoln Center box office at 212-721-6500. The concert will also be presented in Ithaca at a free performance in Ford Hall on Sunday, April 13, at 3:00 p.m.
Since the early 1970s the School of Music has sponsored eight different concerts at Lincoln Center. In 1992, the concert featured five world premiere performances of compositions commissioned by the School of Music to celebrate the centennial of Ithaca College. Ten years later, the concert celebrated the 80th birthday of Karel Husa, and most recently Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana filled Avery Fisher Hall.
Originally published in Soundings, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2008: Verdi Requiem Bound for Lincoln Center.