Beethoven Pastoral Symphony
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Andrew Garland, baritone
Stephen Caracciolo, chorus director
Columbus Symphony Chorus
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Gabriela Lena Frank:Conquest Requiem
Originally titled by the composer as "Recollections of Country Life,” Beethoven’s beloved “Pastoral” symphony musically depicts an idyllic landscape. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Conquest Requiem is inspired by the true story of Malinche, a Nahua woman from the Gulf Coast of Mexico who was given to the Spaniards as a young slave, with text by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Nilo Cruz.
This Columbus Symphony premiere of Conquest Requiem is made possible by Jack and Zoe Johnstone and the Committee for the Johnstone Fund for New Music of The Columbus Foundation.
Prelude: Join WOSU Classical 101's Christopher Purdy for a pre-concert discussion at 6:30pm.