Songs of Comfort: Brahms Requiem, Sarah Brailey sings Barber, and Sounds of Johnstown

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

For our season finale, we pair Brahms’ profound musical exploration of comfort, with something completely new: a commission by composer Tommy Dougherty, whose piece Blue Steel Cranes was premiered as part of our 20th Remembrance of 9/11 in 2021. Tommy will incorporate sounds recorded by YOU of your favorite sounds of the region, as he creates a brand new piece for the JSO depicting and celebrating the industry, agriculture, and natural beauty of our region’s hometowns.

The Johnstown Symphony Chorus, directed by Jeffrey L. Webb partners with the choral programs of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown to perform the Brahms Requiem, considered by many to be the pinnacle of choral-orchestral music. Grammy-winning soprano Sarah Brailey sings Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and internationally-acclaimed baritone Tyler Duncan joins as soloist for the Brahms.

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904
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$38 - $58