Leaving November 8.
Within weeks of 9/11 the Philharmonic consoled New Yorkers by performing Brahms’s German Requiem, a timeless expression of grief and hope, following a heartfelt rendition of the national anthem. One year later the Orchestra premiered John Adams’s Pulitzer and Grammy winning On the Transmigration of Souls, described by the composer as a “memory space” that includes a reading of the victims’ names.
J.S. SMITH (1750–1836)
The Star-Spangled Banner (1778)
John ADAMS (b. 1947)
On the Transmigration of Souls (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45 (1861–68)
1. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (Blessed are they that mourn)
2. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras (For all flesh is as grass)
3. Herr, lehre doch mich (Lord, teach me)
4. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How amiable are Thy tabernacles)
5. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Ye now therefore have sorrow)
6. Denn wir haben hie (For here have we no enduring city)
7. Selig sind die Toten (Blessed are the dead)