Eve Wolf, Executive Artistic Director of ERC, Donald T. Sanders, Director of Theatrical Production of ERC, Harvey Sachs (Author of Toscanini: Musician of Conscience). Moderated by Stefano Albertini (NYU)
Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s theatrical concert Maestro, which runs at the Dukes Theateruntil February 9th starring John Noble, brings to life the story of legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini and his brave opposition to Fascism. His refusal to perform in Italy and Germany, and his trips to Palestine to conduct an orchestra made up of Jewish refugees made headlines around the world. Drawing on his passionate letters to his lover, the young Italian pianist Ada Mainardi, along with music by his contemporaries, this moving theatrical experience shows us that even during one of the darkest chapters in human history, an artist’s voice can be heard.