VOLVO CAR CANADA PRESENTS:
SPRING FESTIVAL: MUSIC & POWER
April 5 – 13, Orpheum Theatre
Music has power; music is the soundtrack to our lives, our history, and our culture. 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. Music plays to our deepest, most fundamental emotions in a more powerful way than anything else in our experience.
But there is a darker side. As much as music is a powerful force for positive change, it 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, and in the 2019 VSO Spring Festival, we explore some of the times and places where music was used not just as a mirror on society, but as a force to change it in one way or another. From the times of the great world wars, to the Russian Revolution and the cultural politics of the Soviet Union and their ripple effects as far away as America, 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 talks each night at 7:05pm in the auditorium. Post-concert Q&A in the auditorium with Maestro Tausk following each performance.
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