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Switched on Pop

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Switched on Pop
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When we listen closely to the Fifth, we hear a testament to self-expression and determination. Which means that we get to decide how to honor this symphony today, whether that means taking a break from Beethoven to commission new works from underrepresented composers, bringing new audiences into the fold by staging concerts in communities outside of the concert hall, or re-writing Beethoven’s works to make them reflect our present moment. 

Featuring:
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Andrea Moore, Musicologist
Deborah Borda, CEO and President
David Lang, Composer
Jaap van Sweden, Conductor
Leelanee Sterett, Horn
Sherry Sylar, Oboe

Music Featured:
Carlos Simon, Loop
Tania Léon, Stride
David Lang, Prisoner of the State
Recoding of Beethoven Symphony 5 by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Jaap van Sweden used by permission from Decca Gold.
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