Los Angeles Master Chorale
Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro
Conductor: Jenny Wong
Music
9 Mar 2020
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro
Conductor: Jenny Wong
Music
9 Mar 2020
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Photo by Tao Ruspoli & Marie Noorbergen
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro
Conductor: Jenny Wong
Music
9 Mar 2020

Los Angeles Master Chorale
Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro

“Many in the audience, I am sure, will never hear Renaissance music or polyphony the same way again.” Classical Voice
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“Many in the audience, I am sure, will never hear Renaissance music or polyphony the same way again.” Classical Voice
“Lagrime is a major accomplishment for the Master Chorale, which sang and acted brilliantly. It is also a major accomplishment for music history.” Los Angeles Times

“This Lagrime was theatrically, poetically, and musically gripping, delving into the work’s emotionality with unabashed commitment.” San Francisco Classical Voice

The illustrious American theatre, opera and movie director Peter Sellars is noted for his unique staging of classical and contemporary operas and plays; his first a cappella production of Renaissance master Orlando di Lasso’s final work is his most personal work to date.

Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) is a set of madrigals depicting the stages of grief that Peter felt after denying knowledge of Jesus Christ on the day of his arrest. Seriously ill, depressed, and knowing that Lagrime was probably the last piece he would ever compose, Lasso filled the work with emotions, transforming personal regrets and sorrows into a work of sublime beauty.

This work, written for seven-part a cappella chorus with deeply connected numeric symbology, will be sung by 21 singers of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Lasso’s vision of his all-too-human protagonist’s fear, guilt, grief and redemption will be interpreted vividly by Hong Kong native Jenny Wong, Associate Conductor of this professional choir currently resident at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Performed in Italian and Latin
Approx 1 hr 30 mins with no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted
Pre-Performance Talk

Date: 9 Mar 2020 (Mon)
Time: 7:00 – 7:30pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre
Speaker: Jenny Wong (Conductor)

In Cantonese

Free and open to all ticket holders
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“Lagrime is a major accomplishment for the Master Chorale, which sang and acted brilliantly. It is also a major accomplishment for music history.” Los Angeles Times

“This Lagrime was theatrically, poetically, and musically gripping, delving into the work’s emotionality with unabashed commitment.” San Francisco Classical Voice

The illustrious American theatre, opera and movie director Peter Sellars is noted for his unique staging of classical and contemporary operas and plays; his first a cappella production of Renaissance master Orlando di Lasso’s final work is his most personal work to date.

Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) is a set of madrigals depicting the stages of grief that Peter felt after denying knowledge of Jesus Christ on the day of his arrest. Seriously ill, depressed, and knowing that Lagrime was probably the last piece he would ever compose, Lasso filled the work with emotions, transforming personal regrets and sorrows into a work of sublime beauty.

This work, written for seven-part a cappella chorus with deeply connected numeric symbology, will be sung by 21 singers of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Lasso’s vision of his all-too-human protagonist’s fear, guilt, grief and redemption will be interpreted vividly by Hong Kong native Jenny Wong, Associate Conductor of this professional choir currently resident at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Performed in Italian and Latin
Approx 1 hr 30 mins with no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted
PLUS
Pre-Performance Talk

Date: 9 Mar 2020 (Mon)
Time: 7:00 – 7:30pm
Venue: Podium Workshop, HK Cultural Centre
Speaker: Jenny Wong (Conductor)

In Cantonese

Free and open to all ticket holders