PostClassical: More than Music
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
- On April 19, 2020. Watch video.
- With Kevin Deas.
- Read Joseph Horowitz’s related blog post, Music in Wartime.
Shostakovich and the State
- On May 3, 2020. Watch video.
- With Solomon Volkov.
- Read Joseph Horowitz’s related blog post, Why Did Shostakovich Join the Party?
Shostakovich in Time of War
- On May 10, 2020. Watch video.
- Produced by Behrouz Jamali.
The Russian Gershwin
- On May 31, 2020. Watch video.
- Read Joseph Horowitz’s related blog post, The Gershwin Threat / The Gershwin Moment.
The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River
- On July 9, 2020. Watch video.
- Read Joseph Horowitz’s related blog post, The New Deal, the Arts, and Race.
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News / Reviews
Washington musicians get creative in the wake of Covid-19 fallout— Washington Classical Review, published on June 11, 2020
- A virtual talk with the Ambassador of Spain
- PostClassical: More than Music
- An Armenian Odyssey: The Color of Pomegranates
- World premiere of Aaron Travers' Yellowwood for orchestra and video
- Spanish music in Havana
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