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Sounds of the American Century

January 25, 2019

Carnegie Hall

Robert Mann Photo by Charles AbbottNew York City composers of the mid-20th century sought to define a new American sensibility in orchestral music. The abstract works of Robert Mann, the…

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The Key of Dreams

March 22, 2019

Carnegie Hall

Based on the French play Juliette, ou La clé des songes (Juliette, or The Key of Dreams) by Georges Neveux, Martinů’s operatic masterpiece Julietta, one of the greatest 20th-century works…

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A Walt Whitman Sampler

October 17, 2018

Carnegie Hall

Walt Whitman, the defining 19th-century poetic voice of America, inspired several generations of European composers. In the 20th century, Whitman’s poetry was beautifully adapted during World War I by Othmar…

Nono

Intolerance

March 1, 2018

Carnegie Hall

In post-Fascist Italy, Luigi Nono attempted to reverse the darkness of Mussolini and rescue art from being the handmaiden of the state. His one-act opera Intolleranza 1960 speaks out against…

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Hollow Victory: Jews in Soviet Russia after the World War

January 28, 2018

Carnegie Hall

Despite the brutal suppression of Jewish culture in the late 1940s under Stalin, Jewish composers sustained a vibrant and active musical culture, as these grippingly beautiful works reveal. Explore the…

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Triumph of Art

December 7, 2017

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Each of these composers was influenced by confrontation with authoritarian regimes, both fascist and communist. This concert reveals the compositional response to resistance, inner emigration, and exile by three leading…

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The Sounds of Democracy

October 11, 2017

Carnegie Hall

American democracy was shaped by the ideals, vision, and principles of its leaders, particularly Roosevelt and Kennedy. These presidents protected our liberties, including freedom of expression, and stood by the…

Freidenstag

Troubled Days of Peace

October 19, 2016

Carnegie Hall

Two one-act operas with strikingly different reactions to tyranny. The Dictator (1928) explores the rise of a charismatic fascist leader, based loosely on Mussolini. Day of Peace (1938) remains controversial…

Bernstein

Bernstein and the Bostonians

November 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall

This concert pays tribute to a group of composers known as the “Boston School” who lived, studied, taught, and composed in and around that city. This group of friends, of…

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Prague Central: Great 20th Century Czech Composers

February 10, 2017

Carnegie Hall

Though right in the center of the group of countries that defined the western musical tradition, Czech composers often felt like outsiders looking in. Perhaps it was this strange perspective…

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Triumph of Art

December 7, 2017

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Each of these composers was influenced by confrontation with authoritarian regimes, both fascist and communist. This concert reveals the compositional response to resistance, inner emigration, and exile by three leading…

copland-bernstein

The Sounds of Democracy

October 11, 2017

Carnegie Hall

American democracy was shaped by the ideals, vision, and principles of its leaders, particularly Roosevelt and Kennedy. These presidents protected our liberties, including freedom of expression, and stood by the…

Freidenstag

Troubled Days of Peace

October 19, 2016

Carnegie Hall

Two one-act operas with strikingly different reactions to tyranny. The Dictator (1928) explores the rise of a charismatic fascist leader, based loosely on Mussolini. Day of Peace (1938) remains controversial…

Bernstein

Bernstein and the Bostonians

November 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall

This concert pays tribute to a group of composers known as the “Boston School” who lived, studied, taught, and composed in and around that city. This group of friends, of…

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Prague Central: Great 20th Century Czech Composers

February 10, 2017

Carnegie Hall

Though right in the center of the group of countries that defined the western musical tradition, Czech composers often felt like outsiders looking in. Perhaps it was this strange perspective…

Elgar

The Apostles

May 12, 2017

Carnegie Hall

England’s greatest composer since Purcell wrote a magnificent but rarely-heard setting of the New Testament. Elgar’s The Apostles follows the story of the Twelve through the Resurrection. On a par…