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 Roots Ensemble 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.
On the second half, the winds perform Karel Husa's Music for Prague 1968, the Czech composer's evocation of the crushing of the Prague Spring reform movement by the Soviets. (In photo: Memorial to Liberec victims of 21 August 1968)
Also on the program:
Lior Navok '98 M.M. '01 DMA: Tetris
Michael Tilson Thomas: Street Songs
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