Songs of the Danube: Choral Songs from Central Europe
Concert begins at 2:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m.
Pre-concert talk one hour prior hosted by director Freddie Coleman
Waltz along Europe's historic Danube River this spring and hear the folk songs, inspired by the landscapes and waterways of Central Europe, and crafted by the area's greatest classical composers---Brahms, Dvorak, Bartók, and Górecki.
Originating in Germany, the historic Danube River is Europes second longest river, passing through or touching the borders of nine central and eastern European countries before finally emptying into the Black Sea. Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards and medieval castles, the legendary Danube River Valley has resonated with musicians, artists, and poets throughout the centuries.
It is here in the heartland of Europe where old traditions were preserved in folk tales and folk songs, and Europes greatest classical composers immortalized these words and melodies as some of their finest works for voices.
Works Featured On Our Program:
Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) by Johannes Brahms
Four Slovak Folk Songs by Béla Bartók
Broad Waters by Henryk Górecki
Six Moldavian Songs by Antonin Dvorak /Arranged for choir by Leos Janácek
Seattle First Baptist Chruch (View)
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|