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The Oratorio Society of Virginia Michael Slon, Music Director

King David King David Cville Ballet

Friday, June 12, 2015 • 7:30 pm
V. Earl Dickinson Theater
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Arthur Honegger’s symphonic psalm dramatically details the life of King David.
Performed with professional orchestra and soloists, and featuring
original dance interpretations by the Charlottesville Ballet.

Tickets: $30 • $20 (Student)
(Two K-12 students for $20 with a paying adult)

By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., o/b/o G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen und Musikverlag GmbH

More About King David

Arthur Honegger’s King David (Le roi David) first premiered in 1921 as a part of a René Morax drama. It was then adapted by the composer into a concert work, and has since entered the standard choral repertoire. This stirring piece is not often performed — so the Oratorio Society of Virginia’s performance will give the Charlottesville community a unique opportunity to hear this beautiful music.

The work depicts the biblical narrative of King David’s life in a series of distinct scenes, portrayed by a chorus, chamber orchestra, vocal soloists and two actors. The themes of humble beginnings and a rise to power, triumph of the underdog, misuse of power, and the transition from youth to old age will continue to inform and resonate with contemporary audiences. More . . .

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