ASU Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre and Opera, ASU Choirs and Phoenix Boys Choir
Jeffery Meyer, Conductor
Jubilant Sykes, Baritone
Leonard Bernstein’s remarkable and controversial work commissioned for the opening of The Kennedy Center, Mass, is performed in celebration of the American icon’s centennial. The production features renowned guest artist Jubilant Sykes as the Celebrant alongside the ASU Symphony Orchestra, ASU Choirs, Music Theatre and Opera, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Phoenix Boys Choi. Written at a time when the world was facing profound crises of identity, faith, and morality Mass resonates as deeply today as it did during the Vietnam War. It is a piece that celebrates the boundaries Bernstein expanded as a composer and artist, as well as the profound depths that are possible in a journey through faith and doubt.