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TWILIGHT CONCERT: SONGS OF HOPE (NYC event)

Friday, April 20, 2007, 7:00pm

TWILIGHT CONCERT: SONGS OF HOPE

The Orfeo Duo and Beth Anne Hatton, Soprano

A recital presenting music which expresses the desire for a better world: folk songs arranged by classical composers, which come directly from the voice of the people, and classical works by composers with strong political beliefs who seek to impact the world through their music. The program ranges from the Shaker hymnal of 1813 to Mozart's Il re pastore, and includes songs by Louis Durey, who was an activist in the Resistance against the Nazi Occupation of France in World War II; Charles Ives; African-American spirituals, and the deeply-felt piano sonata, "From the Street," written by Leoš Janácek in response to the death of a Czech worker.

Admission is $10. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Library. For reservations, call 212-921-1767 or email library@generalsociety.org.

Location:
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

To learn more about the organization, visit our website: http://www.generalsociety.org/
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