Sir Paul McCartney’s “Ecce Cor Meum” is coming to the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College on Saturday, May, 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday May, 17 at 2:30 p.m.
“Ecce Cor Meum” is McCartney’s fourth classical album, featuring an oratorio written in Latin and English. The large musical composition presents mixed choirs, soprano, and orchestra that was written in commemoration of McCarney’s wife, Linda Lousie, who passed of breast cancer in 1998.
“Ecce Cor Meum” which translates to “Behold My Heart” delivers four movements and one interlude that carries a deep sentimentality. The composition will be under the direction of Yorgos Kouritas and Scott Farthing.
Ralph Vaughan William’s “Fantasia on the Old 104th Psalm Tune” will also be performed on the nights of “Ecce Cor Meum,” and will feature Dr. Kirill Gliadkovsky, associate professor and director of keyboard studies at Saddleback. Dr. Gliadkovsky is a concert pianist whose earned his Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Southern California, and has taken plenty of prizes for international piano competitions in Europe and the U.S.
Tickets can be purchased at the Saddleback Box Office in the Fine Arts Building. Prices range from $15 for non-student ticket holders and $10 for students with a Saddleback ID.