THE CREATION, Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3 pm

Start Date: 07 May 2017

End Date: 07 May 2017

Time: 03:00pm

THE CREATION

New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and New Mexico Philharmonic

3 pm, Sunday, May 7, 2017
Roger Melone, conductor
Hannah Stephens, soprano
Gabriel Liboiron-Cohen, tenor
Edmund Connolly, baritone

The Creation opens with a stunning tour de force by Haydn intended to conjure chaos—a powerful burst that begins this large, magnificent oratorio. The sources of text for The Creation are Genesis, the Biblical book of Psalms, and John Milton’s Genesis epic, Paradise Lost. It was a profound act of faith for Haydn, a deeply religious man who once said, “I was never so devout as when I was at work on The Creation.” Hear the sound of “the sun in splendor bright” in this music of pure imagination.”

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