MUSIC IN WARTIME: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 pm

The Washington National Cathedral

William Sharp, baritone

Alexander Shtarkman, piano

Members of PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

The Cathedral Choir conducted by Michael McCarthy

Commentary by James Loeffler

Hanns Eisler: Worker’s Choruses

Hanns Eisler: The Hollywood Songbook (excerpts)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2

Arnold Schoenberg: The Ode to Napoleon

For Pearl Harbor Day, we juxtapose galvanizing responses to World War II by Dmitri Shostakovich, Arnold Schoenberg, and Hanns Eisler. With the Cathedral Choir and members of PCE conducted by Michael McCarthy and Angel Gil-Ordóñez.