The Performing Arts Center will present the Munich Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Internationally renowned conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont will lead the orchestra with the Gloria Dei Cantores Chorus in a program featuring Mozart’s Requiem. Tickets are $20-$58.
For more than 50 years, the Munich Symphony Orchestra has performed symphonic concert pieces, opera and ballet tunes, and oratories and church music in Munich. In addition to numerous concerts in Bavaria, the orchestra performs regularly throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Since World War II, the Munich Symphony has provided the soundtracks for more than 500 films. More recently, the orchestra has become one of the leading ensembles in the field of international film music, most notably, performing on the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs.
Entremont has conducted the greatest symphony orchestras of Europe, Asia and America, including the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquestra Nacional de España, the Academy of Santa Cecilia of Rome and l’Orchestre National de France. Entremont’s many honors include the Great Cross of the Austrian Republic Order of Merit, Officer of the French Legion of Honor, Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture and the Arts and Sciences Cross of Honor of Austria.
America’s Gloriae Dei Cantores has been called “the world class concert choir” by The Washington Post. The choir makes its home on Cape Cod at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, Mass. Gloriae Dei Cantores sings in 18 languages and has toured 23 countries in Europe, Asia and North America, including three invitational tours of Russia, the celebration of the 900th anniversary of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and ten holiday tours with the Boston Pops.
Vanessa Tome, a doctoral candidate in musicology at UGA, will give a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.uga.edu/pac or by calling the box office 706-542-4400.