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!

Satires & Nightmares:
Songs of Resistance and Exile

NEC faculty members Tanya Blaich and Cameron Stowe coach NEC graduate students from the departments of collaborative piano and voice in an evening of song featuring works by Poulenc, Shostakovich, Hanns Eisler, and Kurt Weill. This music sets the stage for tonight's orchestral concert, featuring more music by Weill and his contemporaries.

Francis Poulenc Bleuet

Le disparu

Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon
James Dornier, tenor
Stephanie Mao, piano

Dmitri Shostakovich Satires: Pictures of the Past

Bridget Haile, soprano
Elena Fomicheva, piano

Kurt Weill/Hanns Eisler Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen
Ballade von der “Judenhure” Marie Sanders Ostersonntag
In den Weiden
Auf der Flucht
An den kleinen Radioapparat
Über den Selbstmord

Kurt Weill Der Kirschdieb
Nightmare
Hollywood – Elegy No. 7
Supply and Demand
Schickelgruber
J’attends un navire
Song of the Big Shot
Celeste Godin, Bridget Haile, soprano
Jessica Harika, mezzo-soprano
Vincent Turregano, baritone
Josh Quinn, bass-baritone
Patricia Au, Lucia del Guerzo, Maria Jung, piano

Date: March 5, 2014 - 6:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Williams Hall

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