Charles Dutoit conducts a moving Easter weekend program that culminates in a presentation of Fauré’s beloved Requiem, “one of the most sublime works in the sacred classical canon” (BBC Music). Wagner’s serene Good Friday Music offers a striking contrast with Honegger’s World War II-inspired Liturgique Symphony.
There will be a Classic Encounter preconcert lecture on Thursday, April 13. Buy lecture tickets
Note for the Newcomer: Fauré worked for many churches as organist and chorusmaster and his busy schedule forced him to become a "summer composer." He wrote that he started writing his Requiem "for the pleasure of it."