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AMERICA. at the Broad Stage

October 13, 2012
8:00 PM

Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Political Music. American Music.
for tickets: The Broad Stage


We Americans have a penchant for argument which is manifested nowhere more clearly than in our political work.The show we’ve created on for Under the Radar at the Broad concerns the intersection of these political arguments and music.


We’re playing: Sousa, Nina Simone, 3 national anthems a la Jimi Hendrix, Merle Haggard and John Lennon, Samuel Barber, a piece about falling in love with oil by David T. Little, and one on the text of George W. and Barbara Bush in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster by Ted Hearne.

We hope you’re moved … to vote.

Here’s the program:

John Philip Sousa arranged by wild Up
from Katrina Ballads
— Ted Hearne
 feat. Mezzo-soprano, Abigail Fischer
Three National Anthems a la Jimi Hendrix
— Nick Deyoe
Okie from Muskogee
— Merle Haggard / Wes Matthews
John Sinclair
— John Lennon / Isaac Schankler
feat. Bobby Halvorson and Laura Anderson
Four Excursions
 Samuel Barber / Richard Valitutto
Sweet Light Crude
— David T. Little
— Fredrick Rzewski
Strange Fruit
— Nina Simone / Andrew McIntosh