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PostClassical: More than Music

Sun, April 19—Tue, December 1, 2020

PostClassical: More than Music

At a moment when America’s performing arts institutions are challenged not merely to continue to function, but to function in new ways, PostClassical Ensemble undertakes a series of audio/video webcasts exploring the role of music in society.

PostClassical Ensemble’s programming typically focuses on music as an instrument for mutual understanding and human betterment. Its library of two-hour WWFM webcasts, hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, is the starting point in this new venture, in which PCE is partnered by the filmmaker Behrouz Jamali and the enterprising journal of politics, government, and culture The American Interest.

PCE’s two most recent projects were An Armenian Odyssey, at the Washington National Cathedral, and Furtwangler in Wartime, via WWFM. The former explored the power of music to forge inspirational cultural synergies. The latter explored the power of music to “bear witness” during World War II. The More than Music webcasts begin with Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual:

Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual

Shostakovich and the State

Shostakovich in Time of War

The Russian Gershwin

The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River

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