by Mozart, Vivier, & Boulanger
November 4 and 13, 2022 Hand Chapel, Washington, DC
November 5, 2022 Surprise DC Venue, Washington, DC
November 11-12, 2022 St Marks Capitol Hill
November 18-21, 2022 2640 Space, Baltimore, MD
There are few masterpieces more moving and memorable than Mozart’s Requiem Mass, left perfectly incomplete at the time of his death. No less powerful is the myth of its composition. Throughout our 40 years, IN Series has performed the mature operas of Mozart many times, many ways, and in many spaces. Now, for the first time ever, IN Series will mount an innovative staged production of the music Mozart left unfinished when he died, while at the same time lifting up the music of two other brilliant and often ignored 20th century composers. French composer Lili Boulanger and Canadian composer Claude Vivier, like Mozart, died before their 36th birthdays, and like Mozart left incomplete death musics of extraordinary beauty and craft. These three musics will be woven together in a staging that recalls Artistic Director Timothy Nelson’s first IN Series production: VIVA V.E.R.D.I. – The Promised End.
Performances will take place throughout Washington, DC, before traveling to Baltimore, each night performed in a different sacred and iconic space in the Nation’s Capital. In this way, every performance is different, a reimagining, a digging deeper. Significantly, it all begins at the Hand Chapel of Mount Vernon College, where IN Series was founded and first performed in 1982.
Directed by Timothy Nelson
Musical Direction by Emily Baltzer
Design by Abigail Hoke-Brady & Lawrence E. Moten III
FEATURING: Helena Colindres, Teresa Ferrara, Aryssa Leigh Burrs, Gayssie Lugo, Daniel J. Smith, Jarrod Lee