Friday, May 12, 2017
Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM
Concert at 8 PM
(Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)
$29 / $39 / $54
Edward Elgar – The Apostles
Leon Botstein, conductor
The Blessed Virgin / The Angel: Jennifer Check, soprano
Mary Magdalene: Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano
St. John: Paul McNamara, tenor
St. Peter: Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone
Judas: Alfred Walker, bass-baritone
Jesus: Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, director
All artists subject to change.
England’s greatest composer after Purcell wrote a magnificent but rarely-heard setting of the New Testament. Elgar’s The Apostles follows the story of the Twelve through the Resurrection. On a par with his previous choral work, The Dream of Gerontius, this oratorio is at once sublime and heartbreakingly human.
Leon Botstein shares the stories behind the music in a lively 30-minute Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Free for all ticket holders.