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A Celebration of Peace Through Music

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Watch Sunday, April 5, 2015 at noon on WMHT TV.

A CELEBRATION OF PEACE THROUGH MUSIC honors the 2014 canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII by Pope Francis. Concert conductor Sir Gilbert Levine, dubbed "The Pope's Maestro" for creating and conducting concerts for Pope John Paul II for 17 years, leads world-class orchestral and vocal ensembles in a moving musical tribute to these three spiritual leaders. Selections include Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Verdi's "Messa Da Requiem" and others. Each work reflects the popes' shared commitment to promoting interfaith understanding and peace around the world. Special field pieces follow Levine as he travels to Buenos Aires, Kraków, Venice, Vienna, Rome and Washington, D.C. to show us all how music and spirit can unite our world.