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What Happens When Art Collides with Its Society? A Lecture by James Conlon

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Published on Mar 16, 2009

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James Conlon, Music Director of the LA Opera, is one of todays preeminent conductors. He has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire. In this lecture, Conlon discussed how compositions and performances were affected by the rise of Nazism and the events of World War II and looked at parallels in societies around the world today. The event was organized by the USC Thornton School of Music as part of Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative, and was held on October 13, 2008, at Bing Theatre.

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