$25 – $135

Verdi Requiem for gun violence prevention

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Fourth Universalist Society

160 Central Park West

New York, NY 10023

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description

Description

OA Logo

Orchestra Amadeus

Victoria Cannizzo, soprano

Ann M. Quintero, mezzo-soprano

Peter Scott Drackley, tenor

Rocky Sellers, bass

Joseph Jones, Conductor

Verdi: Messa da Requiem


Gun violence is a major concern in our society. With mass shootings, violent crime, tragic accidents, and suicides, America leads the developed world in gun deaths. As politicians dig in their heels and gun advocates empower the NRA, one thing is clear: while the debate over the 2nd amendment may be intellectual, the culture of violence that allows guns to claim life after life must change, and that change must begin in the heart.

As part of our dedication to social justice, Orchestra Amadeus will perform Verdi's powerful, majestic, and dramatic Messa da Requiem for chorus, soloists and orchestra. An operatic setting of the Catholic mass for the dead, the Requiem moves between deep displays of human emotion and powerfully visceral evocations of the Day of Judgement to create a unique and often overwhelming musical experience.

Proceeds from this performance will be donated to Sandy Hook Promise. Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. SHP’s mission is to prevent gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene and get help for at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible program and policy solutions that address the “human-side” of gun violence by preventing individuals from ever getting to the point of picking up a firearm to hurt themselves or others. Our words, actions and impact nationwide are intended to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. For more information, visit www.sandyhookpromise.org

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Fourth Universalist Society

160 Central Park West

New York, NY 10023

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved