Presented by: Harvard Summer School in partnership with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP)
Admission: Free. Entrance will be first come first served, on a space available basis.
This season, the Harvard Summer Chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem like you’ve never heard it before. Upon his death in 1791, Mozart had only completed fragments and outlines of his work, and Franz Süßmayr composed the rest of the “Mozart” Requiem the following year. The Summer Chorus will journey through the mystery surrounding the work, opening the concert by performing only the fragments of the Requiem that Mozart himself composed, followed by a world première of a new completion of the Requiem written by guest conductor and artist-in-residence Michael Ostrzyga, who will also conduct our performances. Maestro Ostrzyga is the Music Director at the University of Cologne where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, Choir, and Chamber Choir, and he has gained an international reputation as a composer of choral music, having been commissioned by performers and festivals around the globe.
The chorus is once again honored to be joined by the renowned Boston Modern Orchestra Project. We will offer two performing opportunities this summer; a free performance in Sanders Theatre on Friday, July 28 and an appearance at the Monadnock Music Festival in Peterborough, New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon, July 30.