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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
Was Rising

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.

Early birds can get more Kurt Weill and other music of this era in a Liederabend beginning at 6pm in Williams Hall.

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.

Read David Loebel's note on this program.

Date: March 5, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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I REMAIN TRUE TO MY STARTING PRINCIPLE. TO WRITE SOLELY AS I MYSELF THINK BEST. FELIX MENDELSSOHN