Contemporary Musical Arts: 1923

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

1923 was a pivotal year in music history, with the first acknowledged “masterpieces” of jazz, including early recordings of Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and Sidney Bechet; the premiere of Stravinsky’s Les Noces; the beginnings of “country music” on record; the invention of an 80-string koto; tango legend Carlos Gardel taking Argentinian Citizenship; Henry Cowell going inside the piano wit Aeolian Harp; the first sound films; the first commercial radio; early fascination with technology; and major premieres of pieces by Varese, Prokofiev, Bartok, and Schoenberg. In this concert, the CMA Department will look at the way Music - 100 years ago - engaged with world events, technological innovations, and more. 

Tonight's program is curated by Anthony Coleman.

This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here: