SEPTEMBERFEST 2016: MUSIC & POLITICS
Longy continues its annual practice of starting the year with a flourish, this time with an eye toward the political sphere. Join us, as we explore the rich history and current manifestations of music being used to deliver a political message.
MUSIK UND POLITIK
Friday, September 23 | 8:00 PM
Pickman Hall will be transformed into a 1920s Berlin underground cabaret filled with the music and words of members of the Novembergruppe. The radicalism and political satire of Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Bertolt Brecht defined the artistic culture of Germany during the Weimar Republic. Please join us for a reception prior to the performance at 7:30pm.
Roaring 20s attire and accessories encouraged!
THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'
Saturday, September 24 | 4:00 PM
Pull up a chair and settle in for a truly American experience. In an intimate coffeehouse atmosphere, students, faculty, and alumni will perform a series of folk ballads, from the Dust Bowl years of Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan's Vietnam Era.
READ BETWEEN THE LINES
Saturday, September 24 | 8:00 PM
A concert of hidden messages, both the hopeful and sardonic. The Longy Conservatory Orchestra performs an orchestral repertoire featuring the United States anthem arranged by Stravinsky, the Marseillaise orchestrated by Bizet, Broadway selections from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and 1776, stirring music from John Adams' Nixon in China, and the film score from Prokofiev's first commission within the Soviet Union, Lieutenant Kijé.
All performances will be held in Longy's Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall.