The Artist’s Struggle

Friday, May 18, 2018, 8 pm
Paramount Theatre

In this concert, we champion the role of the artist in society – as social activist, provocateur, and change maker. Leonard Bernstein’s prodigious musical gifts mirrored his lifelong – and sometimes controversial – commitment to promoting political change. Music for Bernstein was also a means of creating mutual understanding and peace. His Serenade drew its inspiration from Plato’s Symposium – a dialogue in praise of love. It has been suggested that Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ deals with the power of Fate in life and death.


Bernstein Serenade for Violin and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique

Free pre-concert talk begins at 7 pm

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