Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cherubini, Brahms Focus Of CSO’s Season Finale


Fifty singers from the SUNY Oneonta Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Choir Alumni will perform Cherubini’s “Coronation” Mass at the Catskill Symphony Orchestra’s final performance of its 2010-11 season at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the college’s Hunt Union Ballroom.
The work, “Messe Solennelle in A Major,” was written in 1825 for the coronation of King Charles X of France.  Cherubini (1760-1842), best known for his operas and sacred music, served 22 years as director of the Paris Conservatory.
The evening will begin with Symphony No. 1 by Brahms, an admirer of Cherubini.  It premiered in 1876 after a 21-year delay because Beethoven’s nine symphonies dominated the field during that period.  Brahms’ work was dubbed “Beethoven’s 10th.”
The concert is sponsored by the Bassett Healthcare Network with additional support from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Two adults to bring any number of children to this concert for free. For more information, call 436-2670 or visit

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