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!
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras Hugh Wolff conducts the NEC Philharmonia in Beethoven's mightiest symphony, the Ninth, paired with Shostakovich's tiniest, the Second ("To October").
Both utilize chorus, in this case the NEC Concert Choir, Erica Washburn director. In the Beethoven, the chorus invokes universal brotherhood; in the Shostakovich, composed on the 10th anniversary of the 1917 Revolution, the chorus lauds Lenin as the founder of the Revolution. Concert is part of NEC's Music: Truth to Power festival.
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