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1944-45: Musical Lights in a Darkened Sky
November 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm$30
Aaron Copland described musical creativity as “a confirmation of life.” While a group of Westchester visionaries succeeded during the seemingly endless dark days of World War II 75 years ago in establishing an artistic oasis that became the Hoff-Barthelson Music School, leading composers in the U.S. and Europe were producing thrilling, life-affirming musical works. Acclaimed pianist and lecturer Michael Boriskin leads a wide-ranging tour through some of the most iconic and remarkable music created during that notable year of 1944-45 by a Who’s Who of A-list composers, including Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Bela Bartok, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and others.
Part of the Hoff-Barthelson Adult Lecture Series focusing on celebrating the partnership between Copland House and HBMS with tie-ins to the School’s 75th anniversary and the Contemporary Festival.