Verbier Festival 2013: “In Praise of Peace“ by Lera Auerbach receives World Premiere

The Verbier Festival (19 July until 4 August) in Switzerland will start on 19 July 2013 with the world premiere of a new work by the Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach. Under the direction of Charles Dutoit, Lisa Milne (soprano), Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo soprano), Pavol Breslik (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), the Collegiate Chorale and the Verbier Festival Orchestra will present her work “In Praise of Peace” alongside Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

In “Praise of Peace”, Lera Auerbach uses prayer texts in six different languages (including Arabic, Hebrew and Sanskrit). Her choral-symphonic work was commissioned for the 20th anniversary of the Festival this year.

19 July 2013
Salle des Combins, 7 PM
World premiere: Lera Auerbach
”In Praise of Peace“ for soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra
Lisa Milne (soprano)
Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo soprano)
Pavol Breslik (tenor)
Matthew Rose (bass)
The Collegiate Chorale
Verbier Festival Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (direction)


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