Albany Symphony performs Britten's War Requiem


This weekend marks the centennial anniversary of the Armistice, the end of World War I.

In commemoration of the Armistice, the Albany Symphony is performing Britten’s War Requiem Saturday, November 10th at Proctors in Schenectady.

Justin Cook with the Albany Symphony joined CBS 6 to talk about the event.

The War Requiem is an important piece that has left its indelible mark on classical music and the world at large. It is a massive piece that explores the devastating effect of War on soldiers and those at home using War Poetry by Lt. Wilfred Owens.

The piece also requires 2 orchestra’s, a large adult choir, 4 vocal soloists, and a children’s choir.

Cook says this is also the first Capital Region performance of this work in over 30 years.

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