OVER 600 MUSICIANS ON STAGE FOR PERFORMANCES OF Karl Jenkins: A Mass for Peace and For the Fallen* US Premiere René Clausen: Memorial
Sunday, September 11th at 2pm Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Karl Jenkins, the world’s most popular living composer, brings iconic music of war and peace to Avery Fisher Hall on September 11th this year, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. England’s renowned Really Big Chorus with conductor/composer René Clausen and the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra International and Distinguished Concerts Singers International will perform. This performance is presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), whose mission is to showcase heart-stopping, innovative choral music at prestigious venues around the world.
The program includes two works by Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and For the Fallen: In Memoriam Alfryn Jenkins, in its US premiere. Commissioned jointly by The Royal Armouries and Classic FM, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace was initially inspired by the Kosovan conflict, but the clear message of hope resounds even stronger years later on this anniversary of 9/11. The piece reflects on war and peace in the global world, incorporating songs and sacred texts of a traditional Western mass along with text, instrumentation and inspiration from Muslim, Hindu and Japanese sources.