Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

Michelle DeYoung - Mezzo-soprano

The Philadelphia Singers Chorale - Mixed chorus

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Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky, with film directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Thursday, November 15, 2012

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Prokofiev's overpowering score for large orchestra, chorus, and mezzo-soprano soloist is accompanied by Sergei Eisenstein's cinematic masterpiece. Sergei Eisenstein filmed this black-and-white masterpiece under the watchful eye of Stalin's reign. It portrays a proud event in Russian history: Nevsky's 13th-century victory over an invading army of Teutonic Crusaders.

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Richard Freedman, John C. Whitehead Professor of Music, Haverford College

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