THE TRUE TALE OF HOW ARTURO TOSCANINI
TOOK ON HISTORY’S MOST NOTORIOUS FASCISTS

MAESTRO 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.

 
 
 

THE ENSEMBLE FOR THE ROMANTIC CENTURY HAS SET
OUT TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE:
TIME TRAVEL.

The critically acclaimed Ensemble for the Romantic Century reconjures the past with original multimedia productions that fuse chamber music, drama, and history. The subject matters span across centuries, from Tolstoy to Toscanini, from Verne to Van Gogh, all brought to life through the fusion of drama and sound. We believe that one can understand Freud more deeply by listening to the erotic cabaret music of fin de siècle Vienna, that one can appreciate Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata more profoundly by listening to him speak of his tortured love life and his debilitating deafness. By illuminating the interplay between literature, biography and music we have transformed the concert experience.

 
 

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