In anticipation of the performance on May 6th of the stirring composition, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Albany Pro Musica’s Artistic Director and University at Albany Conductor in Residence Maestro José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, joined by singers of Albany Pro Musica, will discuss and demonstrate what makes this such a uniquely appealing masterwork.
Since its premiere in 2000, Sir Karl Jenkins’ compelling composition has been performed over 1,500 times. Written for chorus, orchestra, soloist and muezzin, this poignant work was dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo conflict which was unfolding as it was being composed; its dramatic cry for peace remains relevant to our nation and the world.
This program is part of a month-long Capital Region-wide series of programs, organized by Albany Pro Musica around the theme of Reconciliation and Peace, that culminates in the chorus’ performance of Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” on May 6, 2017, 7:30pm at EMPAC. For detailed information on these programs as well as ticket information for the concert, see their website.