Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Recaps: Dallas Symphony 'Mozart's Requiem'

Back in April as a birthday gift to myself, my sister and I visited the Dallas Symphony at the Meyerson Symphony Center. We were there to see Mozart's Requiem live, one of my favorite classical music pieces. If you've seen the movie 'Amadeus' you would understand. Although the movie wasn't entirely accurate, it told the beautiful yet tragic story of Wolfgang Mozart's life.

 This mass was written by Mozart right before this death and was left incomplete. It was said to be written to Count Franz von Walsegg to commemorate the anniversary of this wife's death.

As the orchestra played, the lyrics were displayed on the background right above them. Something about reading along as the choir sang made it even more special to watch. I found myself in tears just thinking about God's grace and mercy on us. I truly left like I was praying.
Grant them eternal rest, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on them.
You are praised, God, in Zion,
and homage will be paid to You in Jerusalem.
Hear my prayer,
to You all flesh will come.
Grant them eternal rest, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on them.
-- Introduction Lyrics 
Selfie before the concert.
This was the first visit to the symphony since elementary. I look forward to attending other concerts. Check out the video below from Dallas Symphony's website about this special concert. 

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