& Da Vinci
& Da Vinci
W. A. Mozart: “Solemn Vespers,” K. 339
Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci for choir, orchestra & film (Arizona premiere)
November 22 – 24, 2019
True Concord Choir, Soloists and Orchestra
JOYFUL | EXALTED | BRILLIANT
REACHING TO THE HEAVENS
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
aWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
It is almost impossible to overstate the impact Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had on the world. For musicians and non-musicians alike, hearing his name conjures up images of genius and an artistic miracle.
Commonly known as the “Solemn Vespers,” Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore stands among his finest operas and choral masterpieces, prefiguring his great Mass in C Minor and Requiem. You will not want to miss the transcendent Laudate Dominum.
I awoke, only to find that the rest of the world is still asleep.
Leonardo da Vinci
2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the Leonardo da Vinci’s death, and celebrates the immeasurable contribution the artist and inventor made on the entire world. Inspired by words, drawings and subjects in da Vinci’s personal notebooks, rising star and American composer Jocelyn Hagen explores the mind and world of da Vinci. In an Arizona premiere, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci includes a video projection over the choir and orchestra showing the actual drawings of one of the greatest minds of all time.
(Hagen’s) musical lines flow as poetry in sound, as she guides the listener from one delight to the next.
Dominick DiOrio, Composer & Conductor