Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Atlanta Symphony Hall
1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309
In failing health, and realizing he would not live to see the completion of the final movement of his Symphony No. 9, Austrian composer Anton Bruckner suggested that his masterwork "Te Deum" be played as its conclusion. Although not originally intended as an end-piece to the symphony (Symphony No. 9 is in the key of D minor, "Te Deum" in C major), Bruckner's "Te Deum" is a work of rare and powerful beauty, and the composer himself recognized its brilliance, calling the piece "the pride of his life." Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles now leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra premiere of these great works at Atlanta Symphony Hall, along with the incredible Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Performed in Latin with English surtitles.