March 12, 2009
New England Conservatory Students Present "Musical Diplomacy: Concert, Discussion on Rights, Responsibilities during Wartime," March 12, 8PM in Brown Hall Features Three Topical World Premieres!! New England Conservatory will present Musical Diplomacy: a Concert and Discussion on Rights and Responsibilities during Wartime, March 12 at 8 p.m. in NEC's Brown Hall. Created and performed entirely by students, the event will "use music as a means to spark discussion on current political issues" according to Michael Reichman and Brian Kaufman, the project directors. Event Program & Participants: Brian Kaufman (MM '10) & Michael Reichman (MM '10), conductors Students of the New England Conservatory, performers Erik Johnson & Chiara Marsoner, music administrators Concert: Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Derek David (MM '10) Elegy for Symphony Orchestra (premiere) Albert Oppenheimer (BM '09) Psalm for the Certain (premiere) Gregory Nicolett (www.gregnicolett.com) Forbidden to Face the Natural Light (premiere) (Includes clips from a Peabody Award-winning broadcast on Guantanamo Bay by NPR's This American Life) Post-Concert Panel Discussion: Moderator: Dr. James Klein (Ph.D Harvard), professor in NEC's Liberal Arts Department Panelists: Dr. James Keagle: Director of "Transforming National Security", National Defense University Hurst Hannum: Professor of International Law, Fletcher School, Tufts University Farah Stockman, Boston Globe Foreign Affairs Reporter Post-Concert Reception: Audience members will be given an opportunity to speak with the conductors, composers performers, and panelists to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the program.