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VOLVO CAR CANADA PRESENTS:

SPRING FESTIVAL: MUSIC & POWER

April 5 – 13 2019, Orpheum Theatre

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Music has power.

It resonates with the deeper rhythms of life. It sings of joy and sadness, of happiness and anger, of feelings and memories, of love and inspiration.

But there is a darker side.

Music has been misused as well, appropriated and twisted, its power to influence and stir emotions abused for political ends, to control and indoctrinate and subvert.

Music and power have always been linked. The 2019 VSO Spring Festival explores times and places where music was used not just as a mirror of society, but as a force to change it in one way or another.

From the world wars, to the Russian Revolution and politics of the Soviet Union, to the fall of the Berlin wall, we explore the central role that music can play in shaping our thoughts and emotions – for good or bad.

Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the VSO for this thrilling and fascinating exploration of Music and Power, featuring some of the greatest composers and compositions of our time.

 

PRE-CONCERT DEBATES – 7pm, Orpheum Lobby

Friday, April 5th – Can you separate the Art from the Artist?

Friday, April 12th – Does the Artist have a moral imperative to speak truth to power?

 

 

 

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