Bach Festival Chorus, Chris Ludwa, conductor
Kalamazoo Philharmonia, Andrew Koehler, conductor
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 "Espansiva"
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
This concert puts aside ideological debates and finds common ground in what it means to be human. The first half, led by Philharmonia music director Andrew Koehler, will feature the uncategorizable music of Carl Nielsen, whose Third Symphony has moments that contrast, in the composer’s own words, “the gust of energy and life affirmation blown out into the wide world” with “the purest idyll, the peaceful mood…in Paradise.” BachFest Music Director Christopher Ludwa will conduct the second half of the program in stunning choral works by Vaughan Williams and Brahms, both of which muse on what lies ahead after our time on earth.
Join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm in Chenery's corner reception room.