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Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale and Southern Maine Youth Chorale to present ‘Unfinished Masterpieces’

Event organizer: USM Music Box Office
Event Date & Time: November 9, 2019 2:00 pm
Contact email: loria@maine.edu
University of Southern Maine | Contributed
University of Southern Maine | Contributed

WESTBROOK — Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Southern Maine Youth Chorale and University Chorale will present “Unfinished Masterpieces” 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St.

The program will include Schubert’s, “Symphony No. 8, in B minor ‘Unfinished'” conducted by Hanna Flewelling, graduate conducting associate, and Mozart’s great “Mass in C minor,” conducted by Robert Lehmann.

The Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the University of Southern Maine Chorale, the Southern Maine Youth Chorale* and other select high school choirs for a performance of Mozart’s largest choral-orchestral composition, “Mass in C minor.” Although nearly complete, Mozart did not finish the last setting of the liturgy leaving it to various musicologists to suggest possible solutions. The heartfelt “Et Incarnatus Est,” written for his wife Constanze, is surely amongst the most beautiful settings of this text ever composed. A generation later, Schubert would leave his 8th symphony unfinished as well which has lent the work a mystical aura and contributed to its great popularity.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, University of Southern Maine alumni and students. Purchase tickets at the door, online at usm.maine.edu or by calling 207-780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault at 207-780-5142 or loria@maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM’s telex / TDD number 207-780-5646.