Testament of Freedom - Randall Thompson and his Orbit – Washington Men's Camerata

05.31.2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Testament of Freedom - Randall Thompson and his Orbit

Randall Thompson’s The Testament of Freedom is a series of choral settings from the writings of Thomas Jefferson composed in 1943 to honor the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Jefferson and became one of Thompson’s most popular works. Gilbert Chase, a major chronicler of America’s music, has written that, “the composer deliberately set himself to write a type of ‘public music’ that would…possess a dignified grandeur arising from simplicity of means.” The Camerata is excited to be presenting this work in its return to the J.F. Kennedy Center’s newly refurbished Terrace Theater.

The program is complemented by works by composers who taught Thompson, studied with him, or were strongly influenced by him: Aaron Copland, Marshall Bartholomew, Archibald T. Davison, Samuel Adler, Karl Kohn, and more.

Thursday, May 31st, 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Theater, J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Foggy Bottom)

General admission subscriptions are available for $85. Student Subscriptions are $65.

General admission single tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students for Christmas and Grant Us Peace. The Camerata also offers an economical “Family Ticket,” which admits up to 4 people to either Christmas or Grant Us Peace for $60.

All tickets for Testament are $40.

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.camerata.com or by calling 202-364-1064.