Haydn’s ‘Seven Last Words of Christ’
• Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons, violins
• Jenny Stirling, viola
• Jennifer Morsches, cello
• Robert Moore, narrator
For this year’s Easter weekend, Sarasa will be celebrating Joseph Haydn’s personal view of the Passion story with his Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51 for string quartet and narrator. While many of us are accustomed to attending a performance of J.S. Bach’s Passions according to St. John or St. Matthew during the Paschal Season, this intimate account transmits a very direct and honest light from Haydn’s understanding of human nature. Robert Moore will join Sarasa to read the Gospel texts of this powerful story, which Haydn conjures in equal measure. Perhaps now, more than ever, live music in a community setting is a precious right for all, which can transform and help us reflect on the plight of others around the globe.
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» 8 pm Friday, March 25, 2016
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Acton, MA
» 8 pm Saturday, March 26, 2016
Swedenborg Chapel, 50 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
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