Chichester Psalms

8:00 pm Saturday, June 1, 2019
National Philharmonic
The Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms is paired with Beethoven's 9th Symphony in a concert focusing on musical expressions of freedom.

In one of the decisive moments of the 20th century, Bernstein conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Christmas Day 1989 in the “Ode to Freedom” concert celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall and making a universal declaration of faith in the power of freedom to unite humankind. On that special occasion, the chorus replaced the word “joy” with “freedom.” In the same spirit, the Chichester Psalms represents “a visionary plea for reconciliation and unity throughout the world.”

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