La Jolla Symphony and Chorus performs Gioachino Rossini’s iconic and powerful Stabat Mater as part of its 2022-2023 season, “Rising.” Led by guest conductor Jeffrey Malecki, Stabat Mater was performed for the first time as a completed work in 1842 in Paris. Primarily known for comic operas, it took Rossini more than 10 years to complete.
Rossini notes: “Here it is then, this poor little Mass. Have I written truly sacred music, or just damn bad music? I was born for opera buffa, as you well know. Not much skill, but quite a bit of feeling – that’s how I’d sum it up. Blessed be thy name, and grant me a place in Paradise.”
In addition to this presentation, you’ll also enjoy composer Sang Song, the 2022 Nee Commission winner, premiere his new work Frozen Grief.