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This season at New England Conservatory, 30+ concerts demonstrate just how vital music is to human struggle, and what revolution in artistic expression sounds like. Programs range from roots music to Beethoven, fight songs to anti-war anthems. Join our year-long exploration of how music speaks truth to power!
While the Third Reich
As part of NEC's Music: Truth to Power festival, David Loebel, Associate Director of Orchestras, conducts orchestral suites from two operas - Hindemith's Mathis der Maler and Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.
Completing the program is Berg's Violin Concerto, with soloist Robert Anemone '12, '14 MM, a student of James Buswell, who was chosen in the Conservatory concerto competition.
The Hindemith work pits the protagonist artist against a repressive political regime, while the Weill was an anti-capitalist, anti-opera. The Berg distilled the political tumult of 1930s Europe.
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