Saturday, December 27, 2008

"Mass" and "Missa Brevis" on Minnesota stages

Minneapolis, Minnesota

In the new year, Minnesota stages will feature two major musical works rooted in the liturgy of the Mass and themes about war.
The Minnesota Orchestra will present Mass, A Theater Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Jan. 22-23. Composed by Leonard Bernstein, the work received its first performance at the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Missa Brevis will take the stage of the Northrop Dance Series, Mar. 19. This modern dance classic, choreographed by José Limón, will feature members of the New York-based Limón Dance Company.

Read my Oct. 3 preview of both productions here.

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