When:
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 4:00p -
6:00p

Where:
Kresge Auditorium, MIT
48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Admission:
$25/15

Categories:
Music, Performing Arts

Event website:
http://cambridgesymphony.org/event/masterworks-resisting-fate/

Under the direction of Cynthia Woods, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra performs a powerful concert celebrating the triumphant work of three legendary composers, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Ravel, at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium on March 5, 2017.


Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E minor In his notes for his Fifth Symphony, Piotr Tchaikovsky scribbled a line about “the compete resignation of fate”. Though not programmatic, his Symphony No. 5 can be seen as a journey from that resignation to an eventual climactic triumph.


Bernstein, On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite Similarly, Elia Kazan’s 1954 movie On the Waterfront follows a dockworker who famously “could have been a contender,” now speaking out against organized crime and challenging a system stacked against the common man. Leonard Bernstein’s impassioned film score elevates this one man’s crusade to the level of the universal.


Ravel, Boléro Maurice Ravel’s much-loved Boléro is a stirring dance propelled by an unceasing crescendo.


This concert continues the Cambridge Symphony’s year-long exploration of the close connections between the worlds of classical music and movie music, including performances of Gershwin’s An American In Paris (November 2016), Bernstein’s On the Waterfront (March 2017) and, coming up in June 2017, Aaron Copland’s classical Symphony No. 3, paired with the world premiere of a commissioned piece by award-winning Hollywood composer, orchestrator, arranger and conductor Conrad Pope.


Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 for students and seniors, and are currently available at cambridgesymphony.org.
Established in 1975, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community music organization that presents classical music for diverse audiences who value great music in an accessible environment. Our volunteer musicians hail from Cambridge, Somerville, and Greater Boston. As the community orchestra of Cambridge and Somerville, the CSO creates outstanding programming through the combined energy of dozens of dedicated and talented individuals who believe in the importance of classical music and expanding our community’s access to it.

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