La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project

Music , Classical and opera
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Osvaldo Golijov
Commissioned to celebrate Bach's 250th birthday and premiering in 2000, Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos has emerged as one of the banner works of the 21st century: an example of cultural and stylistic permeability, and a symbol of mutual respect and cooperation in pursuit of high ideals. Both aspects make the piece a superb pedagogical vehicle; here New York high-school musicians team up to perform it with conductor Robert Spano, vocal soloists, Orquesta La Pasión and members of the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela.
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