Palisades Symphony/Brentwood Palisades Chorale

Palisades Symphony and Brentwood Palisades Chorale will perform at the Palisades Methodist Church this Sunday.

To Perform Sunday at the Methodist Church

The Palisades Symphony in conjunction with the Brentwood Palisades Chorale will perform 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at the Community United Methodist Church at 801 Via de la Paz. The concert is free.

The Symphony, under the direction of Joel B. Lish, and the choir, under the direction of Susan Rosenstein, will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation.”

Written between 1797 and 1798, this oratorio is considered one of Haydn’s masterpieces. It depicts the creation of the world as described in the Bible in the book of Genesis.

The first part deals with the creation of light, of heaven and earth, of the sun and moon, and of the land and water. Part II is about the creation of animals and of a man and a woman. Part III is Adam and Eve in Eden when everything is perfect–before the fall.

The libretto was written by Gottfried van Swieten and is structured in three parts, scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists. In parts I and II, the soloists represent the archangels Raphael (bass), Uriel (tenor) and Gabriel (soprano).

Soprano Susan Montgomery sings the part of Gabriel and in part III, she represents Eve.

Tenor Elias Berezin sings the role of Uriel and bass Eric Castro sings the roles of Raphael and Adam.

The mission of the Palisades Symphony is to make classical music accessible to audiences, provide musicians with the opportunity to perform and contemporary composers with a forum to have their works featured. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and help defray the cost of the rental and performance space, Young Artist awards, printing and postage, and payments for the conductors and soloists.

Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 214, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. The tax ID # is 237092960 and “you derive no tangible benefit from this gift.”

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