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"Resisting Fate"

Mar 5th 2017 @ Kresge Auditorium at MIT

Cambridge, MA
I Was There
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
4:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium at MIT
48 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
In his notes for his Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky scribbled a line about “the complete resignation of fate.” Though not programmatic, his Symphony No. 5 can be seen as a journey from that resignation to an eventual climactic triumph.
Similarly, Elia Kazan’s 1954 movie On the Waterfront follows a dockworker who famously “could have been a contender,” now speaking out against organized crime and challenging a system stacked against the common man. Leonard Bernstein’s impassioned film score elevates this one man’s crusade to the level of the universal.