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Presented by The Orchestra Now

The Orchestra Now

Friday, December 9, 2016 7:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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.
Student Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office


The Orchestra Now

Leon Botstein, Conductor


SHOSTAKOVICH From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79

MYASKOVSKY Symphony No. 25

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 6

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