Bernstein’s Controversial MASS

May 12, 2011 7:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy commissioned Leonard Bernstein to compose a piece to be performed at the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. On September 8, 1971, MASS premiered there and immediately became a lightning rod of controversy for [...]

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Meklit Hadero Brings the World to Wellfleet

April 14, 2011 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin You could call Meklit Hadero’s genre of music “world music,” but to do so misses the point. Living now, as we do, in a globalized culture, strict categories are passé and the idea of “word music” seems redundant; music is music. Yes, Hadero brings her Ethiopian [...]

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