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New Voices from the 1930s

May 7–8

Add to Calendar2022-05-08 2:00 pm2022-05-08 2:00 pmESTNew Voices from the 1930s

Estimated run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater,
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Leon Botstein unearths more rarely-heard masterpieces in this concert spotlighting works from the late 1930s, including William Grant Still’s evocative portrait of enslaved people taking refuge while seeking freedom, and Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s commentary on conditions under the Nazi regime. These works are performed alongside Carlos Chávez’s virtuosic Piano Concerto and Witold Lutosławski’s adventurous Symphonic Variations.

Leon Botstein conductor
Gilles Vonsattel piano
Deborah Nansteel mezzo-soprano
Frank Corliss piano

William Grant Still Dismal Swamp
Carlos Chávez Piano Concerto
Witold Lutosławski Symphonic Variations
Karl Amadeus Hartmann Symphony No. 1, Essay for a Requiem


Join us on the portico outside the Fisher Center starting at 1 PM on Sunday, May 8 for a celebratory end-of-season reception! Open to all ticket holders.

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