October 27, 2023 “Hallelujah from on high” 7:30 P.M., Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester 14614 Ziwen Xiang, Tenor Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra Adolphus Hailstork: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Mozart: Mass in C Major, K. 317, “Coronation” Beethoven: “Hallelujah,” from Christ on the Mount of Olives
Hailstork’s cantata, “I WIll Lift Up Mine Eyes,” for tenor, chorus and orchestra, comprises three beautifully compelling settings of Psalms 121, 13 and 23.
Adolphus Hailstork, a world-renowned composer and educator, was born in Rochester in 1941.
Ziwen Xiang reprises his Carnegie Hall performances in the brilliant tenor solo role. Hailstork: world-famous, living, Black composer, born in Rochester First performance by ROS, first local performance with instruments Hailstork blends traditional European musical language with Spirituals, other Black musical heritage, perfect for a program that features both Tenor Ziwen Xiang has sung this piece several times in Carnegie Hall; he is a pianist and choral director; community connections with Chinese community and choral organizations (Chinese and Taiwanese Choral Societies in town) he can work with them, do school visits, etc. Mozart and Beethoven: two best-loved pieces from these composersHochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Avenue North
Rochester, New York 14614