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Jason Moran

Jason Moran, steeped in the blues, for ‘Looks of a Lot’

Jason Moran dreams big. Not yet 40, the pianist/composer/cultural explorer and musical storyteller carries within him visions that reach beyond the boundaries of jazz, of music, or for that matter, of ...
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Prokofiev, Shostakovich and ‘the ethics of survival’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Truth to Power Festival celebrates the power of the artist to act as a beacon in dark times of dislocation, war and tyranny. Music historian Simon Morrison discu...
Helen Hess, a Citizen Musician Fellow, leads a discussion with students at a Truth to Power Festival event.

Truth to Power inspires creativity and expression for CPS st...

May 22, 2014 marks the start of the CSO’s Truth to Power F...
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Speaking Truth to Power, bringing music to the masses

Conductor Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Dallas Symp...
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Reconstructing Shostakovich

This spring, the Truth to Power Festival focuses on the musi...
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Life, washing away with the ceaseless tide, in Britten’...

Benjamin Britten set Peter Grimes, his first major opera, in...
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Prokofiev’s Fifth, pointing ‘the way to a radian...

Sergei Prokofiev spent the summer of 1944 at a large country...
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‘Pulcinella,’ Stravinsky’s ‘discover...

While the term “neo-classical” serves as highly useful s...
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A look back at the world premiere of ‘Looks of a Lot&#...

“Looks of a Lot,” the SCP Jazz commission by pia...
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Violin concertos from Russian masters

The 20th century giants Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovi...