La Jolla Symphony & Chorus presents Remembrance of Things Past
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) concludes a season-long exploration of the theme “Lineage” in its final concert of the 2018-19 series. On June 8-9, guest conductor Michael Gerdes will lead orchestra, chorus and soloists in a program titled “Remembrance of Things Past.” The concert reflects on a turbulent time of change at the beginning of the last century: the modern age was looming, and it started violently with a world war that ended a century ago. The concert features composers, some of whom were also soldiers, of that time. Maurice Ravel’s La Valse begins the program followed by the hauntingly evocative From Hanover Square North by Charles Ives and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. The second half opens with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ choral masterpiece, Dona Nobis Pacem, and concludes with George Butterfield’s idyllic The Banks of Green Willow.