BCCO’s commanding performances of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at UC Berkeley’s Hertz Hall last June earned a top spot in the 2015-16 Best of the Bay reader poll by San Francisco Classical Voice.
it’s almost midnight and even so there are people in the streets coming from parties or going to parties, a cheerful bustle typical of summer. i myself just came from a concert benjamin britten’s war requiem performed by local orchestra and chorus. there was artwork set up in the lobby ehren’s cups and a poem […]
Listen to the June 5, 2016 pre-concert talk by Jon Bailey.
Listen to Marika Kuzma’s June 4 pre-concert lecture.
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem is the culmination of a year-long celebration of BCCO’s 50th anniversary, which recalls BCCO’s origins in the anti-war atmosphere of the 1960s. “The War Requiem is a searing, intensely powerful work, composed to mark the 1962 consecration of the rebuilt cathedral in Coventry, England, which had been destroyed by World War II bombs,” […]