SIN, FATE AND REDEMPTION
Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Portland
Wallis Giunta, mezzo-soprano (Anna I)
Jennifer Nichols, dancer/choreographer (Anna II)
Harry Baechtel, baritone (Brother)
Deac Guidi, bass (Mother)
Daniel Buchanan, tenor I (Father)
Brian Tierney, tenor II (Brother)
Oregon Festival Orchestra
Zvonimir Hačko, conductor
Pēteris Vasks: Cantabile (1980)*
for string orchestra
Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins
ballet chanté for mezzo-soprano, vocal cast and orchestra
in semi-staged version
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56 "Scottish"
The festival ends on a high note: It introduces Peteris Vasks as a new focus composer of the Discovery Series followed by Wallis Giunta's dramatic performance of The Seven Deadly Sins in a semi-staged version. Mendelssohn's famous symphony closes the festival.
* A Discovery Series piece