2014–2015 Season

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Duruflé: <em>Requiem</em>

Duruflé: Requiem

Saturday, November 22 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

Please join us for a free Preconcert Talk with Music Director Dusty Francis at 7:00pm

$20 before November 22 • $25 at the door
12 years & younger are free


Handel: <em>Messiah</em>

Handel: Messiah

Friday, December 12 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

Please join us at 7:00pm for a Preconcert Reception with Dusty Francis and our featured performers

$20 before December 12 • $25 at the door
12 years & younger are free


Darkness into <em>Light</em>

Darkness into Light

Saturday, March 14 | 8:00pm
West Side Presbyterian Church

Free Preconcert Talk with Joshua Groffman, Composer-in-Residence | 7:00pm

$20 before March 14 • $25 at the door
12 years & younger are free


A World Premiere Preview

On Saturday, November 22, Ars Musica audiences will hear the world premiere of “O who is glory in the shapeless maps” by our 2014–2015 Composer-in-Residence Joshua Groffman. Enjoy a preview of what the composer has to say about this groundbreaking new work: More

Who is Maurice Duruflé?

Maurice Duruflé

Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986) was a French composer and organist. He received his early musical education (1912–18) at a choir school in Rouen, where he deputised at the cathedral for his teacher Jules Haelling, a pupil of Guilmant. The choral plainsong tradition which thrived there became a profound influence.  More

Meet the Musicians

Ars Musica is proud to open our 49th Concert Season on Saturday, November 22, with a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s transcendent Requiem. Introspective and enormously self-critical, Duruflé was not a prolific composer. His output nonetheless manifests an evenness of quality and a distinctive voice in the 20th-century French repertory that has left an indelible mark on music history. Take a moment and meet Ars Musica’s talented collaborators!

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