Mozart’s Great Mass with Brahms’ Songs

Friday, November 10, 2017 7:30PM
Abravanel Hall

Mozart’s Great Mass with Brahms’ Songs
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Utah Symphony's O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series


With its magnificent and mighty choruses, sensuous and ornate solos, and large orchestral and solo instrumental segments, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor stands supreme as a dramatic, powerful expression of faith. Brahms’ secular and contemplative Songs on the first half of the program are a perfect vehicle for the special vocal talents of bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi. Join us for an evening that is an authentic celebration of the voice!

VENUE: Abravanel Hall, 123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 | Get Directions


Markus Stenz, conductor
Barlow Bradford, chorus director
Celena Shafer, soprano
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Patrick Carfizzi, bass-baritone
University of Utah Choirs
Utah Symphony Chorus


Brahm / Detlev Glannert: Four Preludes and Serious Songs
Mozart: Mass in C Minor, “The Great”


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Mozart’s Requiem or Great Mass?

Which do you think is better? You might be convinced that Mozart’s masterpiece was his Mass in C Minor “The Great” after listening to these clips.

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Eccles Foundation

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Concert Sponsor

Larry H Miller Family Foundation


RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours including intermission.
CHILD POLICY: Children 8 years old and older are welcome to our Symphony performances. No babes in arms.