The Seattle Peace Chorus takes the stage to perform Canto General, composed by famed Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis based on the poetry of Nobel Prize laureate Pablo Neruda.
Canto General is a powerful choral masterpiece accompanied by three flutes, classical guitars, double bass, two pianos, and a vast array of exotic percussion instruments, along with contralto and baritone soloists. Canto General evokes Neruda’s poetry book of the same name, which portrays a hymn to all of South America, celebrating the wild beauty of the forest and the borderless tracks of the land. In his poem “Vegetaciones,” Neruda writes “to the lands without name or numbers, the wind blew down from other domains, the rain brought celestial threads, and the Gods of the impregnated alters restored flowers and lives.”
Join the Seattle Peace Chorus for a creative and inspiring juxtaposition of music and poetry.
As a special feature for the night: The Honorary Consul of Chile will be in attendance, Dr. Andres Barria, and he will give some remarks.
Presented by Seattle Peace Chorus.