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The Yale School of Music presents the distinguished conductor James Conlon leading the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale on Friday, October 18, 2013. Conlon, a specialist in the music of Benjamin Britten, will conduct Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The concert takes place at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, New Haven).
2013 marks the centenary of Benjamin Britten, and Conlon is engaged in a three-year project to mark the anniversary. Britten wrote the Sinfonia da Requiem in 1940, when he was 26 years old, as a protest against the Second World War. The piece’s use of the Latin titles from the Catholic Requiem, its somber mood, and its subtle militaristic allusions all contribute to the pacifist composer’s message. MORE