Boyd Jarrell, Director
German Requiem and Liebeslieder Waltzes
Brahms the enchanting and the eternal will be presented in this program of two of his most timeless works. The Liebeslieder-Walzer and Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer, his lavish Viennese settings of love poems of dalliance, affection, and unrequited passion, will feature guest soloists Rita Lilly, Karen Clark, Jonathan Smucker, and Robert Stafford, and will be accompanied by pianists Paul Smith and Jeffrey Paul. The Marin Oratorio chorus will be accompanied by full orchestra for the majestic Ein deutsches Requiem. Brahms the agnostic spent years shaping this work not as a dogmatic and liturgical mass, but rather as a personal human requiem and solace for all humankind.