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!
Leoš Janáček honors a young carpenter, who died—by bayonet—in a peaceful demonstration in Brno, Czechoslovakia at the turn of the 20th century. Jan Ladislav Dussek, a favorite of Marie Antoinette, offers an alternative perspective on the Queen’s misfortunes and the French Revolution. American composer Frederic Rzewski captures the 1930s struggles of workers and unions in the United States.
Janáček: Piano Sonata “From the Street”
Beethoven: Sonata in A-Flat Major Op. 26
Dussek: The Sufferings of the Queen of France
Rzewski: Four North American Ballads
1. Dreadful Memories
2. Which Side Are You On?
3. Down By The Riverside
4. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
Wesley Chu and Tsotne Tsotskhalashvili
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