Artists in Exile

Artists in Exile Sunday, April 6, 2008 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland College Park, MD Aligned with Joseph Horowitz’s forthcoming book Artists in Exile (HarperCollins February 2008), this program explores the impact of immigration on two major German and Austrian composers.  Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera epitomizes his Berlin style.  His little-known Walt […]

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Chávez and Revueltas Revisited

Chávez and Revueltas Revisited Friday, March 14, 2008 The Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium Washington, DC Part of a week-long Revueltas/Chavez festival curated by PostClassical Ensemble, including films at the National Gallery, a conference, and a kick-off event at which PostClassical Ensemble performed Xochipili by Carlos Chavez. If there is a Latin American composer whose […]

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Free to Sing

Free to Sing: The Story of the First African-American Opera Company February 16, 2008 The Music Center at Strathmore Bethesda, MD A concert version of the first American operetta (1866); a smash hit in its day, linked to a history of the first African-American opera company, which toured this work. [button link=”/category/events/free-to-sing”] See Complete Program [/button]

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Double Passion: Music and Books from Spain

A Double Passion: Music and Books from Spain Wednesday, November 14, 2007 The Organization of American States Washington, DC Presented by the Permanent Observer Mission of Spain PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez Works by Spanish composers: Gaos, Montsalvatge, Falla [button link=”/category/events/double-passion”] See Complete Program [/button]

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The City

The City Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland College Park, MD The City, the classic American documentary film made for the 1939 World’s Fair with a script by Lewis Mumford, is a vivid argument for the Garden City movement. It features the first and by far the most remarkable […]

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