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Presented by  The Orchestra Now

The Orchestra Now

Denounced!
Friday, December 9, 2016 7:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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The Orchestra Now, a pre-professional orchestra in residence at Bard College, performs works by three Russian composers whose music was deemed politically incorrect: Shostakovich, Myaskovsky, and Prokofiev. Because Shostakovich’s song cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry used texts from Jewish folk songs, the 1948 work was not publicly premiered until after the anti-Semitism of the time had abated. That same year, the Central Committee of the Communist Party issued a declaration condemning recent works by Prokofiev and Myaskovsky, as well as several other composers.
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Performers

The Orchestra Now

Leon Botstein, Conductor

Program

SHOSTAKOVICH From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79
MYASKOVSKY Symphony No. 25
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 6

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