The Music of War

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated 100 years ago as of this June -- an event that triggered a domino effect leading to World War I. It was one of the deadliest wars in history, and yet it was also a time of great creativity and musical innovation. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War, Cal Performances is hosting the Vienna Philharmonic and launching a series of discussions about the intersection of war, politics, art and music. We discuss the series.


Matias Tarnopolsky, executive and artistic director of Cal Performances

David Harrington, founder, violinist and artistic director of Kronos Quartet