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 works on the program:
Michael Tilson Thomas: Street Songs for Symphonic Brass
Silvestre Revueltas:Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca (Homage to Lorca)
Alexander Arutunian: Concerto for Trumpet
Kurt Weill: Little Threepenny Music
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NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.