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Written for a Survivor

Maurice Ravel was one of many composers who wrote new repertoire for a great concert pianist determined to continue his career after his right arm was amputated during World War I. In this concert, David Horton '17, a student of Wha Kyung Byun, will be soloist in Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

Along with the Ravel, NEC's Calderwood Director of Orchestras Hugh Wolff leads the NEC Symphony in works that were revolutionary in musical history.

Read Hugh Wolff's notes on the "musical game-changers" who will be heard tonight.

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with soloist David Horton '17
Ives The Unanswered Question
Gershwin An American in Paris

Date: March 12, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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