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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!

Songs of Revolution

The NEC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Winds and conductors Charles Peltz and William Drury team up with the Contemporary Improvisation department's American Roots Ensemble, under the direction of Eden MacAdam-Somer, in paired performances of the movements of William Schuman's New England Triptych. Each of the movements, Chester, When Jesus Wept and Be Glad Then America will be heard in Schuman's settings and as the original songs on which they were based. Other guest artists are Elmer Churampi '17, trumpet, winner of NEC Concerto Competition and Lina Marcela González Granados ‘14 M.M., conductor, a student of Charles Peltz.

Read notes on this program by Charles Peltz, Lina Marcela González Granados, and Eden MacAdam-Somer.

Silvestre Revueltas Homenaje a Federico García Lorca for chamber orchestra
Baile (Dance)
Duelo (Sorrow)
Son (Sound)
NEC Symphonic Winds
Lina Marcela González Granados, conductor

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 (arr. Elgar Howarth)
NEC Symphonic Winds
William Drury, conductor

Elmer ChurampiAlexander Arutiunian Concerto for Trumpet and Symphonic Band in A-flat Major
(transcribed by Guy M. Duker)
Elmer Churampi '17, trumpet
NEC Wind Ensemble
Charles Peltz, conductor

Kurt Weill Little Threepenny Music for wind ensemble
Overture
The Moritat of Mack the Knife
The Instead-of Song
The Ballad of the Easy Life
Polly’s Song
Tango-Ballad
Cannon Song
Threepenny Finale
NEC Wind Ensemble
Charles Peltz, conductor

Each movement of the Schuman will be preceded by the Billings setting.
William Billings Chester, When Jesus Wept, Be Glad Then, America
NEC American Roots Ensemble
Eden MacAdam-Somer, director

William Schuman New England Triptych
Chester, When Jesus Wept, Be Glad Then, America
NEC Wind Ensemble
Lina Marcela González Granados, conductor

Date: April 15, 2014 - 7:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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