It may seem that in recent years certain parties have come around to acknowledging this war’s failure with the advent of legal marijuana in several U.S. states and Canada, Smith remains insistent that both federal governments are irrational as ever about it.
Many of Kuster’s goals — as a chair of composition and, it seems, as an active member of the composing community in general — align with this idea of addressing recent political developments in the world.
The sudden change from extremely dark subject matter to inspiring legal challenges made me question the plot, particularly the selection of these six specific cases and the degree to which they are representative of the larger American criminal justice system.
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and select pianists from the Doctor of Musical Arts program in SMTD performed a two-part series of classical orchestra pieces at Hill Auditorium over the weekend on Friday and Saturday nights.
The emphasis of the gallery talk was heavily placed on public evaluation of art in the ’70s. Whether art was considered “good art” to critics and viewers depended on its ability to help advance social movements.