The MSO: Bringing Political Resonance to 20th Century Works
January 18, 2018 at 1:58PM
Coming quick on the heels of derogatory comments about Africa from the head of our executive branch, this piece too had a resonance completely apart from any of the composer's intentions. But such resonance was welcome nonetheless.
Further societal resonances, intended or not, will be explored by the MSO tonight, as they perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Barber's “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” Corelli's “Christmas Concerto,” Thofanidis' “Muse, and Purcell's “Dido's Lament” and “Sound the Trumpet.” The program is dedicated to the memory of George Riley, a renown native Memphian who went on to create a legacy of progressive legal work in San Francisco.