WORLD PREMIERE! Eternal Light 2.0 (Community Youth Commission)
Symphony Tacoma is delighted to reprise Eternal Light, a community youth commission, which invites young students to submit music, lyrics, drawings and poetry inspired by Lux Aeterna, a movement in Mozart’s Requiem. These snippets will be compiled into an original work produced by Sarah Ioannides. Unfinished at the time of his death, Mozart’s Requiem was commissioned by Count Franz von Walsegg in memory of his wife. Sensing his own demise, Mozart was said to have instructed his student, Franz Süssmayr, to complete the emotionally stirring choral masterpiece.