Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum: Brahms Requiem and Bach "Actus tragicus," BWV 106

Date: 

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum presents Brahms Requiem and Bach Actus tragicus, BWV 106, featuring GRAMMY®-nominated pianists Justin Blackwell and Scott Allen Jarrett with soloists Deborah Selig (soprano) and Sumner Thompson (baritone).

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Tickets: Full Price: $50, $30, $25, $20; Students: $10
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Johannes Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, one of the most beloved masterworks of the choral tradition, explores universal themes of mortality, compassion, grief, and comfort in a work the composer described as a “human requiem.” Collegium’s novel performance of this treasured masterwork, sung in English translation, utilizes Brahms’s four-hand piano arrangement, illuminating the characteristic nuance and intimacy found in the composer’s chamber music.

The chorus is joined by pianists Justin Blackwell and Scott Allen Jarrett, who both received a GRAMMY® Nomination in 2012 for their performance of the work’s four-hand piano version. Collegium’s program also includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Actus tragicus, BWV 106, one of his most well-known funeral cantatas that also responds to mourning and loss with hope and solace through music. Together, these two sublime yet deeply personal works provide extraordinary stylistic and thematic complements to one another, allowing all to share in their beauty.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum presents Brahms Requiem and Bach Actus tragicus, BWV 106