Benjamin BrittenWhen: Thurs November 7, 2013 7:30PM
Venue: San Antonio Museum of Art
Where: San Antonio, Texas

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COSA performed on November 7th, to celebrate Benjamin Britten’s birthday centennial.  From works by the composers who influenced Britten–including Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, and Gustav Mahler–to Britten’s own Simple Symphony, guests enjoyed an evening of music and song at one of our community’s most important cultural gathering spaces, the San Antonio Museum of Art. Highlights of the evening’s performance can be seen here:“Centennial Benjamin-Of Love And Darkness” Trailer

Program:

  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Program Notes notes_icon
    • Simple Symphony, Op.4
  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Program Notes notes_icon
    • Abdelazer Suite
    • “If love’s a sweet passion” from The Fairy Queen
    • “Thy hand Belinda; When I am laid in earth” from Dido and Aeneas
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arranged by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Program Notes notes_icon
    • String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”

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