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Calendar / Sacra/Profana’s Building Bridges Between Nations
Krenek, Britten & Rilke!
Friday February 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The next concert in Sacra/Profana’s 9th season will feature works by Austrian composer Ernst Krenek, British composer Benjamin Britten and Austrian poet Rainer Rilke.
Krenek and Britten were part of a flood of composers, musicians and others who came to the U.S. from Europe in the years before and during World War II. Rilke, a friend and associate of Krenek, is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
We will feature sections of Krenek’s profound “Lamentations,” written for the fallen city of Vienna, and Britten’s “Sacred & Profane,” a collection of eight lyrics based on medieval English poems. It was composed in 1975. You will also hear a reading of a set of lyrics that Rilke wrote specifically for Krenek.
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