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Brahms' "A German Requiem" to be Presented at FSU
04/04/2003

The Frostburg State University Department of Music presents "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms, under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg, Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Pealer Recital Hall.

Deemed one of the most highly esteemed works in music literature, the German Requiem, op.45, Brahms labored over it for 11 years (from 1857 to 1868), and it is his longest major work.

The work uses two soloists, a choir, an orchestra consisting of three flutes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two trumpets, three trombones, four horns, timpani, strings and organ. Soloists include soprano Preshanti Navaratnam from London, England, and baritone Carl Johnson from New York. The 120-voice choir includes the Cumberland Choral Society and the FSU University Chorale. The orchestra is comprised of musicians from the tri-state area.

Admission to the concert is $15 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased and reserved by calling (301) 687-7462.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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