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TSO Commemorates Veteran's Day with Britten's War Requiem

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Aired on Friday, November 9th.

On the 100th anniversary of the end of "The War to End All Wars," the Tulsa Symphony will commemorate those lost in that war and all the wars that followed with a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. The work ingeniously combines the text of the Latin funeral mass with the war poetry of Wilfred Owen, a young British poet who served and died in the trenches of the First World War.

Leading the performance -- which will feature the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, the Tulsa Opera Chorus and Youth Chorus, and the University of Tulsa Concert Chorale along with the TSO -- will be guest conductor James Bagwell, our guest today. Bagwell is the former conductor of Light Opera Oklahoma, and currently the associate conductor of The Orchestra Now and the principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. He'll lead all of these musical forces on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

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